US Human Rights Report says Dominica’s CBI not transparent; CBI head offers no comment

The latest US government Human Rights Report released on Tuesday, March 30, has cited Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI) and that of two other Caribbean islands in its “Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government” section.

The report raised concerns over what it said are allegations of corruption from local media and citizens against the governments and their CBI programs.  The other two territories mentioned were Antigua and Barbuda and St. Kitts and Nevis.

The Human Rights report is published annually and covers internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.

With respect to Dominica, the document said, “The law provides criminal penalties for corruption by officials, but the government implemented the law inconsistently.”

It added that, “According to civil society representatives and members of the political opposition, officials sometimes engaged in corrupt practices with impunity.”

The report continued, “Corruption: Local media and opposition leadership continued to raise allegations of corruption within the government, including in the Citizenship by Investment program.”

When asked for comment, Head of the CBI Unit Emmanuel Nanthan would only indicate to Dominica News Online that since the report’s concerns were based on allegations from “Dominica’s opposition” and not specific grievances about the program, there was nothing to comment on.

The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) and other civil society voices have for years been critical of the government’s handling of the CBI program, accusing it of a lack of transparency and widespread corruption.

The CBI program in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda offers second citizenship to individuals and families at a minimum economic contribution of US $100,000. St. Kitts’s minimum amount is US$150,000.

In October 2020, responding to questions from the leader of the opposition in parliament, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit revealed that for the fiscal years 2017- 2020, 5, 814 applications had been approved under the CBI program, bringing in a total of over $1.2 billion dollars. 1,673 were approved in 2017-2018, and 1,926 in 2018-2019. The highest number was in 2019-2020 with 2,215 approvals.

For Antigua, the US report stated that its citizenship investment program was a critical source of government revenue, but its lack of transparency fueled citizen concerns regarding oversight and corruption, while similar comments are seen for St Kitts.

“Citizens expressed concern about the lack of financial oversight of revenues generated by the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program. The government introduced security measures in 2018 to make the CBI process more transparent, and it began vetting investors. The government did not publicize the number of passports issued through CBI or the nationalities of the passport holders,” the report said about St. Kitts.

Lack of transparency was not mentioned for Grenada and St. Lucia’s citizenship investment programs.

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59 Comments

  1. Viewsexpressed
    April 10, 2021

    Vere Tere, we, the people of our Dominica’ strongly support this Motion, in the interest of respect for our Peoples’ Government and our Nature Isle Dominica.
    The United Workers Party (UWP) and its distinguished experienced commited trusted Leader of the UWP and Leader of the Opposition has represented well Our DOMINICA and Our People. This Fake Skerrit and Labour Government has failed our people and our Dominica. It’s shameful that their behaviour has ridiculed and disrespected the name of our Nature Isle Dominica. We therefore need Decent Highly Professional dedicated committed people to manage our Dominica with honesty, integrity and professionalism for all of our dedicated people.
    We welcome sitting Leader of the Opposition and United Workers Party Leader ably Knowledgeable, experienced, commited, with sound Leadership Material & Skills to return our Dominica to that level of Joyous dedication discipline and Trust.
    We Welcome Our UWP Hon.LENNOX LINTON as Our New Prime…

  2. NatZar
    April 8, 2021

    Biden regime wipes out Trump’s pro-freedom human rights commission April 7, 2021 — The Biden administration has formally dismissed a pro-freedom human rights commission started under President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced last week.
    In a press conference about State Department’s 2020 human rights reports, Secretary Blinken veiledly refenced the Commission on Unalienable Rights, an expert panel convened by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in 2019. Blinken claimed to “repudiate” the commission, which has received broad, interfaith praise for its strong defense of religious liberties, and said the group was “recently disbanded.”

  3. April 8, 2021

    If one need to know about the program. Shouldn’t they ask questions directly to the government who is running the program? All am reading about. Is the opposition leader. The opposition have nothing good to say about the government from the time they took office. Do you think they will ever give the US the truth? No matter what the government do. The opposition objects. That’s all they good for.

    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      April 8, 2021

      @Da Roots, when a foreign government issues a report which implicates the rulling regime in Dominica, why don’t you think it’s the rulling regime which has to answer to the allegations. It’s nonsensical to expect the group in opposition, which is not in control of the country to be the one to answer to the issues raised by the US government. If you believe that the US government is issuing it’s report based solely on what the opposition said then you are a novice who needs to educate yourself on international politics. Do you know that the US government has an embassy which serves Dominica and do you know what are the functions of an embassy and the benefits of such an embassy? You must be a novice to write what you posted above.

  4. The Peanut Gallery
    April 7, 2021

    A word for the PM:
    T – Truth as in always tell the people the Truth
    R – Respect as in Respect public opinion
    A – Accountable as in be Accountable
    N – Never as in Never underestimate the media
    S – Show as in Show the people the money
    P – Play as in Play the CBI game by the rules
    A – Add as in Add and report all the numbers
    R – Revise as in Revise your current policies
    E – Every as in dot Every t and cross Every i
    N – Numbers as in Numbers game never good
    C – Communicate as in Communicate often
    Y – You as in ultimate responsibility falls on You

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  5. Ibo France
    April 7, 2021

    What is urgently needed is a forensic audit of the Misleader’s multiple bank accounts. I ask this question for the umpteenth time. How can any Dominican become a multi-millionaire from a civil servant salary? IMPOSSIBLE!!!!

    The FBI, Scotland Yard should be recruited to go through the ‘Supreme Leader’s’ financial accounts with a fine tooth comb.

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    • VereTere
      April 7, 2021

      If only, I’m certain that these accounts are well hidden from preying eyes. I would have thought that most of the money is in Swiss bank accounts, of shore bank accounts and safe deposit boxes in London. I suspect there is not much of a paper trail either because these monies were distributed from the UAE.

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  6. Lin Clown
    April 6, 2021

    Uncle Linton went to the UN and told them the DLP was committing CRIMES against humanity.It would not surprise anyone,if UWP say,DLP was stockpiling WMD(weapons of mass destruction) for China.I support NANTAN.UWP losers.Wicked people.

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    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      April 7, 2021

      @Lin Clown, it takes a clown to know one. Do you really believe that the leader of the UWP would have more knowledge of the movement and stockpiling of Chinese weapons of mass destruction than the powerful nations of the world who are members of the UN and the security council?. There are lots of cookoos in Cookoo land. Wheel and come again. You are trying too hard to defend the Labor cabal.

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    • Banana Fool
      April 7, 2021

      …and uncle lin clown is a nutcase. For sure you are not right in your head.

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  7. En Ba LA
    April 6, 2021

    The unfortunate situation is that the UNITED STATES currently is UNDER SIEGE – there is TOTAL NIGHTMARE unraveling within the BORDERS of the United States CURRENTLY. FRAUDULENT BUSINESS PRACTICES that a foreign country would get BLACKLISTED for by the US – MONEY LAUNDERING – don’t talk. I hope DOMINICA write laws secretly and be ahead – we have the opportunity where NATIONAL SECURITY is concerned. Dominica cannot assist other nations with this one – IT IS TOO DANGEROUS – dishonesty(HIGH RISK).

    The situation is DIRE. They have arrived at a stage where their NATIONAL SECURITY is NONE EXISTENT. I pray that the entire MILITARY is NOT LIKE THIS. MENTAL HEALTH FRAUD – has created a NATIONAL SECURITY NIGHTMARE for the US now.

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  8. Prodigal
    April 6, 2021

    The US has no credibility in assessing human rights violations anywhere when they are unable to police their own violations right here in US. The abuses of the migrants from South America and continued abuses of African Americans and Asians should concern them. They should spend their time cleaning up their own back yard.

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    • %
      April 6, 2021

      @Prodigal
      Well the saying goes “might is right”.. Skerrit has exercised this saying in Dominica many times, despite being the head of the Caribbean’s most fetid,rotten and stinking regime….

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    • Ibo France
      April 6, 2021

      Can’t they multi-task? They can chew gum and walk at the same time. They have the requisite manpower and resources to do this.

      The wrongdoings that you have pointed out would not hinder the US investigators from carrying out a thorough investigation into the massive corrupt practices of this kleptomaniacal regime.

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    • kubulol
      April 7, 2021

      So what are U doing in the US if you hate the US ?

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    • Glades
      April 7, 2021

      Hallo, wake up! Trump is gone, haven’t you heard?

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    • Briver
      April 7, 2021

      …they have 100% more credibility than China, Dominica’s best ‘friend’. Your ruler has sold all you out to these communists and new age colonialists. None of you haven’t even noticed because you never asked to see the MOU that your so called PM signed.

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  9. Eagle-Eyed
    April 6, 2021

    This is highly irresponsible by the US government to accuse the government of another sovereign country of corruption based on accusations by the opposition. we all know that the leader of the opposition have been trying to get into power over the past few years and has used all sorts of allegations against the government in an attempt to discredit the government, but has been rejected by the electorate election after election. So no surprise when such allegations are repeated over and over again without any evidence, but when the Government of the most powerful country in the world make a judgement based on these bogus allegations, it makes one wonder what are the real motives behind the US government accusations. The US should look at it’s own actions of voter suppression in some states aimed at taking the vote away from people of colour in US elections..

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    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      April 6, 2021

      @Eagle-Eyed, the harboring of Monfared, an international fugitive from justice in Dominica, and Dominica’s association with other criminals wanted by the international community is no secret to the US and the international community. Continue telling yourself that Dominica is in a bubble and no one other than the opposition knows of it’s misdeeds. Why are monetary restrictions placed on Dominica by the international community? Wake up and smell the coffee

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    • Viewsexpressed
      April 7, 2021

      “Eagle Eyed” (lol). We hope that you have good Eye 🥺 sight…meaning sightseeing of what is important. We have openly spoken of some the hypocrisy of the US government especially when this Tramp Trump was President, the worse we have seen in years. So Eagle-Blind Eye tell us where you stand before you pen such hypocritical thoughts. Where were you during the Bin Bobol, the Fertilizer Bobol, the Red Clinic Bobol, the passport Fiasco, the death of our Agricultural base, the obvious state of our infrastructure and weakness of our economy. So stay focuss on these and when you challenge your PM on this we expect to hear from you soon. Good luck.
      Hon. Lennox Linton has exposed this Failed Labour government and its Incompetent Prime Minister. Wake up smell the coffee l and go drive all over Dominica’ and tell us where you see any meaningful Development taking place. So you want a debate, let’s talk to the Suffering people of Dominica and tell us where is meaningful
      development taking…

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  10. click here
    April 6, 2021

    Bravo! Lets have it.

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  11. Nkrumah Kwame
    April 6, 2021

    Nathan is funny. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: The report states “the media, NGO’s and the opposition….” but his response is that once it’s the opposition, no comments. This is not surprising!
    Despite occasional howls from civic society, we will not see a dramatic decline in corruption or the perception thereof, until enablers in high places are collared and locked away. This administration has made no REAL progress in stamping out the practice.
    The ONLY thing that can tame the beast of crime and violence, corruption and murder are laws, rules and regulations perfectly ENFORCED.
    Corruption has become institutionalised and will not go away soon. SOLUTION:dig it out from the roots through enforcement. This is where people do jail time. Where corruption pays, corruption stays. Simple maths. Until it costs MORE than it pays, it cannot be eradicated. And it’s the same for its first cousin, crime and violence. Government must bear the heavy end of what is allowed.
    HOTEP!

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    • Toto
      April 7, 2021

      No comment. That sounds like the standard reply of a seasoned criminal when interrogated by the police with their lawyer sitting on the side. Every question is answered like that, no comment.

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  12. Viewsexpressed
    April 6, 2021

    Nathan, this failed CBI fiasco has become a matter of concern for all Dominicans who would like transparency account of our States funds and resources and overall government business.
    Nathan we do not trust you, we do not trust Skerrit and we do not trust this fake incompetent Questionable inmature failed Labour government and its incompetent failed Immature visionless Labour government Prime Minister who we believe do not have the interest of our people and our Dominica Government.
    Where are we today and our struggling People and our Dominica in 2021under this Fake failed Skerrit’s Labour government. How much more are we able to tolerate this inconsistencies and incompetent Immature visionless Prime Minister and his failed questionable Labour government. we need this Failed Labour government out if our Parliament House🏠
    We however welcome distinguished experienced commited trusted, committed Hon. Linton and his formidable United Workers Party to be our Government. Skerrit has…

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  13. Mac
    April 6, 2021

    You must not forget dominicanewsonline is American owned, and is trying to subjugate Dominica and Dominicans.

    ADMIN: This one deserves the title of FAKE NEWS. Dominica News Online is 100% Dominican owned.

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    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      April 6, 2021

      @Eagle-Eyed, the harboring of Monfared, an international fugitive from justice in Dominica, and Dominica’s association with other criminals wanted by the international community is no secret to the US and the international community. Continue telling yourself that Dominica is in a bubble and no one other than the opposition knows of it’s misdeeds. Why are monetary restrictions placed on Dominica by the international community? Wake up and smell the coffee

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    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      April 6, 2021

      @Mac, you have more guts than cat-guts to try and post such a lie that DNO is US owned. Do you have any pride in anything Dominican? Labour regime killed all local small manufacturing businesses in the country. Now it’s selling our heritage like a snake oil salesman, also our diplomatic passports are given to crooks and criminals, no wonder you don’t seem to value a genuine Dominican business. Shame on you

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  14. Pipo
    April 6, 2021

    Come on Mano, the report also says that the election observers found the election generally “free and fair”. I don’t recollect reading that, maybe free but certainly not fair. This reflects ra headline lifted from DA Vibes of 7 Dec. 2017 but I guess you blame this statement on the opposition also?

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  15. Waiting For Airport
    April 6, 2021

    Nothing new here, we have been saying that for years and Skerrit been ignoring us for years. He more than likely will ignore this too – we powerless in this fight! As long as he can still fill his pockets then he not gonna worry about these concerns.

    CBI is Skerrit way of selling Dominica to anybody that can afford it. Soon Afro & Carib Dominicans will be guests to the wealthy foreigners coming in.

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  16. Gary
    April 6, 2021

    To ADMIN: Your above story headline is somewhat sensational and misleading. Here is the link https://www.state.gov/reports/2020-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/dominica/ which you did not provide. It is somewhat unfortunate you chose or cherry-pick such “reported allegations” from the report to focus on and ignore the overall report.

    I find it also puzzling from the report that The US DEPARTMENT of STATE with all the resources they have available to this date after all these years would write a report and make reference to allegations made by the opposition and its political operatives posing as civil society representatives. Prior to the 2019 election Al Jazeera used their resources and exposed the UPW regarding their plans to use the CBI. Finally, I will say this truth does not resonate in headlines.

    ADMIN: Thank you for sharing the link as we had missed the opportunity to do so when we first published the article.

    Please note that we are independently owned and non-aligned which allows us to publish both progovernment and antigovernment views on our site.

    Part of our role as an independent news media organization is to hold power to account. The report raised valid concerns which we put to the appropriate authourity for comment.

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  17. kubulol
    April 6, 2021

    This is well known : CBi programs are extensively used in poor countries to make money easily.
    But, most of the time, it is a money laundering business for the so-called “investors”
    And these countries then become black-listed

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  18. god way
    April 5, 2021

    fake news all lies trying you all best to Kill the CBI it will not work

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    • Me
      April 7, 2021

      Unfortunately, Skerrit‘s voracity, overblown sense of grandeur and entitlement will be the demise of the CBI programme. He does not need any opposition to help him with that. Just wait and see.

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  19. En Ba LA
    April 5, 2021

    When you have people using FRAUDULENT means of doing business and committing espionage on foreign soil – HUMAN RIGHTS
    (Using torture technique) and people ruin peoples live to use them to do business – HUMAN RIGHTS – I KNOW.

    When reporting FRAUD and you are reporting to FRAUDSTERS and drug dealers by night and by day employees – HUMAN RIGHTS

    PASSPORT selling is NOT HUMAN RIGHTS. – NO TORTURING is going on for PASSPORTS.

    HUMAN RIGHTS IS LAUGHABLE – check to see who these people are – White Supremacists in there or NOT – THEY showed their true colors.
    You cannot spread this garbage and for people to buy it – Dominica should not buy that garbage.

    The Opposition should step down. You all are in trouble – look at the state of within the US borders – OUTSIDE HELP the US has today fighting SECURITY.

    Ask me I will tell you – They are not functional – see the capitol rioting – I am in the pacific northwest – A LOT of IT GOING ON HERE. HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES

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  20. En Ba LA
    April 5, 2021

    When you have people using COVERT KILLING (HITMAN) techniques with the police and others (White supremacist) with their children and trying to prevent others who are intelligent form succeeding.

    Mental Health fraud and ABUSE – inflicting torture using Brain and Feet – while others are using the same thing – using the technique to Falsely imprison people – HUMAN RIGHTS.

    Having the ability to Have people commit crimes – even when you are not a criminal – HUMAN RIGHTS

    The US has the ability and has been using it for years. They are not able to fully incapacitate a fully functioning brain – THIS IS WHY I AM ABLE TO TELL. HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE.

    When you have ACADIA HEALTH killing people and storing them in refrigerators – HUMAN RIGHTS

    When you have individuals who are involved working in Senior care being offered JOBS and promotions for ABUSING people and engaging in FRAUD by association (family members) – HUMAN RIGHTS

  21. En Ba LA
    April 5, 2021

    When you have people using COVERT KILLING (HITMAN) techniques with the police and others (White supremacist) with their children and trying to prevent others who are intelligent form succeeding.

    Mental Health fraud and ABUSE – inflicting torture using Brain and Feet – while others are using the same thing – using the technique to Falsely imprison people – HUMAN RIGHTS.

    Having the ability to Have people commit crimes – even when you are not a criminal – HUMAN RIGHTS

    The US has the ability and has been using it for years. They are not able to fully incapacitate a fully functioning brain – THIS IS WHY I AM ABLE TO TELL. HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE.

    When you have ACADIA HEALTH killing people and storing them in refrigerators – HUMAN RIGHTS

    When you have individuals who are involved working in Senior care being offered JOBS and promotions for ABUSING people and engaging in FRAUD by association (family members) – HUMAN RIGHTS

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  22. Labor Voice
    April 5, 2021

    Really Mano? So since the allegations of corruption is from UWP, there is no need to clear the air? Mano, I am a labor supporter who had NEVER voted UWP and the last time I voted for the DLP was in 2014. I didn’t vote last election because the corruption of this DLP is too in your face and, I couldn’t see myself voting UWP because I have been criticizing them since they were formed though I must admit I wish I voted them last election. But Mr. Nathan, the corruption of the DLP is no secret and right now it is irreparable. Dominican is flat out very corrupt, to the point that there is not a thing in Dominica that’s not tinted today. In fact words cannot describe the depth of our corruption as everything, whether is town/village council, church, groups everything is corrupt and money flowing from these groups and individuals as if they are private banks. The state of Dominica today reminds of Genesis 6:12.

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  23. En Ba LA
    April 5, 2021

    When you have people paying Thousands of dollars in retirement homes and Adult Family Homes – and old people are being abused – DSHS Department of Health assists their friends in covering up ABUSE – HUMAN RIGHTS

    When their are torture Techinques in use of US Soil and even reporting NO ONE does ANYthing – the ones you are reporting the crimes to THEY ARE THE OATHKEEPERS and friends – HUMAN RIGHTS.

    When your case not called – and white person DEFENDANT will openly tell the court and Department of Labor – I AM NOT PAYING – and they agree – HUMAN RIGHTS

    When white people are using the old people in SENIOR HOMES – to find what they know using INTERROGATIVE TECHNIQUES that are considered TORTURE – HUMAN RIGHTS

    When their children are gathering and keeping meetings – EXTREMIST GROUP – TARGETTING a black person who is reporting that there is an issue – NOTHING IS DONE – FRIENDS(OATHKEEPERS) – HUMAN RIGHTS

    Reporting the threat to NAtional Security – When the SECURITY is…

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  24. En Ba LA
    April 5, 2021

    When you have the police using HOMELESS people to solve their cases by deliberately harrassing them or falsely having people in the mental health pool HUMAN RIGHTS

    When you have people who are not mentally ill – making them APPEAR MENTALLY – to prevent corruption and fraud from being exposed this is HUMAN RIGHTS

    Police killing people – getting freed because of torture techniques they use and ABUSE PEOPLE with it. HUMAN RIGHTS

    When you have friends of the police giving favors and using techniques that the rest of the world (INTELLIGENCE community) knows exists and they try to pass it as MENTAL HEALTH to spread it around – resulting in A NATIONAL CRISIS today. – HUMAN RIGHTS

    HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE is THE UNITED STATES Number 1. They are the biggest abuser of human rights TODAY – check me.

    White people are not going to Prison – arrested no – they can have BLACKS arrested for their crimes.

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  25. Jonathan Y St Jean
    April 5, 2021

    The US is not the best, most credible source for violation of human rights, just look at how it treats it’s own black citizens. However for Nanton to dismiss the claims in the report saying that it was the opposition which made those claims therefore no response is merited is hypocritical and dishonest. Is Nanton suggesting that because a child makes a claim of sexual abuse against her father, who she doesn’t get along with, that that report is to be discounted and dismissed out of hand? Such arrogance is what we have come to expect from the Labour regime. They disregard the decisions of the judiciary, so tell me which entity this cult, which poses as a legitimate governing body will show humility to? I’m sure the late Rosie Douglas would have answered to the claims in the report rather than act like he’s above the law. Dominicans deserve answers pertaining to this report and the Skerritt led cult owes us an answer. The media must question the cult until we get a denial or answer.

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  26. En Ba LA
    April 5, 2021

    Human Rights ABuse in happening in the United States – TWO police officers lie and give you the same BADGE number Terpenin and Holmquest of the Everett Police Department.

    When you have police officers assisting other officers – OLSON in covering up GAILEY with three police officers on me for no reason while leaving a workplace.

    There are quite a few lies in the Mental Health system in the United States. Mental Health is fabricating diseases – HUMAN RIGHTS JOB. Projecting other people onto others – I know.

    The jailors are in there – using the techinque to falsely imprison black and have you be a repetitive offender innocently. When you have mental health being capable of manipulating peoples emotions – HUMAN RIGHTS

    When you have people who are supposed to help you EMT, Fire Fighters, Social workers, caregivers ande homeland security, offering people jobs as security officers to Harm innocently BLACK people.

    When you are reporting a DRUG RING and the police is…

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  27. dissident
    April 5, 2021

    Nanthan and henderson are both show de world that after 20 years of dlp in governance…there is no thing called bipartisanship.
    Government hates de opposition period!!!!
    Nanthan more willing to speak in forums selling our passports to Nigerians for $50,000…..

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  28. En BA La
    April 5, 2021

    HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE – take a look at the US today.
    Within the borders of the United States – they LACK Security – Human Rights?
    They do not allow due process to VICTIMS of ABUSE instead MORE abuse because of your RACE or Skin Color.

    Oath Keepers white supremacist police officers – do not let me name names. I know quite a few of the individuals who are involved in the FALSE IMPRISONMENT And arrest of Innocent BLACK PEOPLE.

    The ability to Suppress BLACK People and those they do not like – now it is the ASIANS.

    Passports have nothing to do with human rights – NIKE was built using SWEAT SHOPS and putting SPIES in Tiger(Japanese) company.

    My Family is now a TARGET of WHITE SUPREMACISTS in the police FORCE.

    The opposition in Dominica need to know that they MINGLED with the wrong people – they dealt with WHITE supremacists hell bent of destroying black people.

    I have made a call out to the DOMINICAN EMBASSY AND HUMAN RIGHTS for help.

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  29. YesIndeed
    April 5, 2021

    Nothing to see here.
    The US cannot speak to anyone about human rights or political corruption.
    It is on these matters, the beacon on the hill.

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    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      April 7, 2021

      @Yesindeed, are you suggesting that because someone has failure in certain things then that person is in no position to help pull up another person’s socks on that matter? If your analysis makes sense then there isn’t any need for priests and pastors, because we are all sinners. See how shallow and hollow your argument sounds? Banks make bad business decisions too, yet they expect us to make sound decisions when they loan us money. And I can go on and on.

  30. En BA LA
    April 5, 2021

    Human Rights issues in the United States where police beatings and false arrests are happening and no one says anything – isnt this Human Rights? When you have the police using false arrest and torture techniques to falsely imprison BLACK people and people of color when their families are involved in WHITE Supremacy and the FBI have their names on the list. I am being tortured in the United States where WHITE people with KNOWN members of extremists groups are spreading torture techniques used by the police and Oath keepers. Is this HUMAN RIGHTS?

    When the Sherrif and Jailers are part of the OATHKEEPERS who are involved in torturing innocent people – and trying to WIPE people’s brains clean Using FALSE and FRAUDULENT mental Health means. Quite a Few drug dealing police officers and family members abusing BLACKS

    THE USE OF MENTAL HEALTH FRAUD and psychiatry and psychology ABUSE etc even while I am blowing the Whistle on the DRUG RING which involves the money.

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    • En Ba LA
      April 6, 2021

      You people who with the negative or no likes remember I know what I am talking about and I am fighting it.
      I am in thick of it – I have reached out to the Embassy I will be forwarding my packet to the United Nations for Help.

      Police in the United States DO NOT investigate cases they have each other cover and repeat and write the same lies. ONE police officer fabricates a story or even their family and friends and the others follow and THIS IS THE RESULT if you dare say anything -THE OATHKEEPERS and friends in the mental health profession create a situation around it to BACK THEM UP – PROOF I have it.

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  31. Ibo France
    April 5, 2021

    DNO you claim that you are the most popular news online site in Dominica. I have no doubt that. I just don’t want you to be only the most popular, I want you to be the BEST.

    Here are a few constructive criticisms and a couple pointers. Your site needs to be more user friendly.

    *Too many pop-ups much too often.
    *When one taps on an article it takes too long to load.
    *You are too tardy with many of your headline stories
    *Try to stay ahead of your competition by being the first with breaking news but endure you are factually accurate, unbiased and relevant.

    My intentions are honorable they are not meant to be hypercritical. Hope you take this in good faith. No ill-will intended.

    ADMIN: Thank you for your feedback it is very much appreciated. Could you let us know if are you using a desktop pc or tablet/mobile to access the site?

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    • Ibo France
      April 6, 2021

      Thank you DNO for replying and so open to constructive criticisms and new ideas. You have earned my respect.

      Sometimes we, the commented, can be too demanding of you knowing that getting information especially from government departments and officials is as difficult as extracting teeth.

      The device that I use is a tablet.

      ADMIN: We have updated our systems and have made some changes that should improve speed of access to the site. In regards to ads, we are still monitoring and tweaking in an effort to improve the overall experience.

  32. Mano and Skerrit Laundromat inc
    April 5, 2021

    No comments said Emmanuel Nathan right? Well actions speak louder than words and we just have to go back to last week, when the police arrested two men and recovered over half a million $US dollars from a private bank located in a Tete plat cottage, but somehow released both men without any charges. Maybe Nanthan is right to give no comment because Dominica is now a laundromat and the only question needs to be answered is, who owns the laundromat? That’s the question DNO should have asked Emmanuel Nathan

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  33. Red Ants Nest
    April 5, 2021

    Well even if I am a blind laborite I don’t need anyone to tell me that our CBi is very corrupt.

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  34. Mac
    April 5, 2021

    Is this a joke”… US government Human Rights..”. Can some one say Yemen! Afghanistan! Iraq! Iran! Syria! Libia! Palestine! Venezuela! Cuba! Vietnam! Korea! Japan! Let me remind you it was the American embasidor to South Africa who tricked Nelson Mandela and caused his imprisonment.
    Don’t even get me started on South America, Africa or Laos!!
    Do they know any more jokes?

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  35. Ibo France
    April 5, 2021

    As per usual,, anything unsavory Dominica has to be in it. The country has been recently blacklisted by the OECD, now this. Sad to say, this is another black-eye and dubious distinction for this once quiet and highly respected gem of the Caribbean. It is now shrouded in infamy.

    The news media, civic organizations and most of civil society have tirelessly chided the corrupt ruling regime for hiding the business of the CBI in a Black hole. Yet, this goon, Mr. Nathan, wants us to believe that’s main Opposition is solely responsible for this scathing report by the US government. But, again, that’s their mode of operation of the most corrupt regime in the Western Hemisphere. Continue to get blame the parliamentary Opposition for all the country’s woes. Set of bags of coal dust, worth $0.00

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  36. April 5, 2021

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Please tell the American Human Rights Commission to look into the mirror because all America does is support dictators all ever the world. Why don’t they investigate what America did in Iraq and Afghanistan and all the German Nazi they brought to America after World War Two.
    Now DNO Admin where in DOMINICA is this background photo taken. Thanks.

    ADMIN: The background is Soufriere/Scotts Head.

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  37. VereTere
    April 5, 2021

    The we have it directly from the horses mouth. The citizens of Dominica and the opposition parties have to put continued pressure on Skerrit, his Minister and other members of the gang. If Skerrit is not willing to give independently audited accounts of the CBI program he and his ministers have to resign. It’s as simple as that.

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  38. Zandoli
    April 5, 2021

    By its nature, CBI programs cannot be transparent. Many of the characters who buy these passports want their identities concealed. No mystery here.

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  39. Mark
    April 5, 2021

    Hey Skerrit I guess the U.S is anti Dominica eh? And also those of us Dominicans who objectively criticize the CBI program are enemies of the state eh?

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  40. %
    April 5, 2021

    The entire CBI programme in Dominica should be halted, a forensic investigation held, and the corruptin laders players jailed!!!
    This CBI thing has made a few Dominicans, including a few in government filthy rich, while the majority are catching hell.
    How do you all expect NANTHAN to comment!!!!
    Nanthan do you know of any helicopter which landed on Benjamin’s park?
    Nantan do you know Ali Reza Zibahalat Monfared and a gas station?
    Nantan do you know Michael Holding?
    Nantan do you know of any Dominican who attempted to deposit about EC$1 000 000.00 at a commercial bank in Roseau?

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  41. Truth Be Told
    April 5, 2021

    We do not need the US Government to tell us that. Every Dominican know that but we just do not care as we hope to receive our share of the thirty pieces of silver to sell and betray Dominica! As long as we get our cut, our free house, our scholarship, our pet project, our red clinic, our overseas health bill paid, we do not care! Sell, sell, sell, sell! But even the longest rope has an end! We shall sell until we outsell ourselves and by then it will be much too late as the damage would have been badly done to Dominica and Dominicans! For what so that a few can become millionaires by betraying the birthright of the majority! Let us see for how long and how well it servers them. When we die we shall take it with us to pay St Peter to let us in! But St Peter is not the Catholic Church!

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