‘You have to defend and protect our CBI Program’ – Roseau Valley MP

Health Minister Dr. Irvin McIntyre

Dominicans have been urged to defend and protect the Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Program.

Health minister and parliamentary representative for the Roseau Valley constituency, Dr. Irving McIntyre, made the call while he was addressing a handing over ceremony of new homes to 10 families in Cochrane on Tuesday.

According to the minister, the CBI program offers prudent investors the ability to access the world through a trusted and affordable route to a second citizenship.

He described the CBI which has been operating in Dominica since 1993, as a highly reputable program which invites investors of good character to make an economic contribution to the country.

“You must appreciate the fact that you are not paying for these houses and it is your labour party government that is doing it for you, but where does your labour party led government get this money? It is from the CBI Program,” he said. “This is why you have to defend and protect our CBI program.”

Dr. McIntyre continued, “Today the CBI Fund is providing houses for you, but tomorrow it will continue to provide houses for others as well, and there are many other areas that the CBI Funds have been utilized.”

He mentioned the many health centres and the Marigot Hospital in the health sector as well as schools and 5-star hotels that are being built with CBI funds.

“So we all have to take responsibility and defend our CBI Program,” the minister reiterated.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit also spoke at the function. He told the beneficiaries that the new homes are investments for themselves and their families.

“I want to say to you, the beneficiaries, that these homes belong to you; this is a gift to you, an investment in you and your family by this government,” he stated. “You can pass it on to your children.”

The prime minister added, “Today, when you came in there this afternoon you may have no assets, nothing to your name, as of today, this afternoon June 8th, 2021 you will have a piece of Dominica, but  not only a piece of Dominica, but a home on that piece of Dominica to call yours…”

He said the homes are beyond just a mere shelter.

“It is an asset…when you are writing your Will you have something to put in your Will for your children,” Skerrit stated.

PM Skerrit enters one of the houses in Cochrane

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36 Comments

  1. Where is Waldo
    June 13, 2021

    Just tell us how much is in the CBI fund, if it’s not in the treasury where is it, and we will go out there and push it to the world for you. Not caring diab-en-sack.

  2. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    June 12, 2021

    You have to defend and protect the C B I programme for who exactly? Yours truly and his friends who will not say where the money goes and who gets it. The Citizens of Dominica do not benefit from all those millions only a select few in the government. Their answer to questions about the money is none of your damn business.

  3. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    June 11, 2021

    Where is all the C B I money who got all the money who controls all the money. A serious audit is needed and foreign bank accounts need to be checked to see whose names are on the accounts of funds from Dominica. All the C B I money should be in the Dominican treasury and not in any personal bank accounts. The correct accounting of the funds need to be verified and the results made public for all to see.

  4. weh
    June 11, 2021

    Protect the CBI program to fatten the pockets of the labour party cabal i don’t think so.

    • Ibo France
      June 12, 2021

      The CBI program can work and he of tremendous benefit to the country once it’s managed properly by people of integrity.

  5. jungle
    June 11, 2021

    Sorry Dr. McIntyre, but the unspoken reason why Dominicans should defend the CBI program is that it is now practically the sole remaining source of foreign investment. This is the sad situation that, over the past dozen or so years, has been allowed to evolve into the current economic reality. And the bonus is that, if you hold the reigns of power, CBI funds can be easily managed and distributed by just a few people.

  6. Lin clown
    June 11, 2021

    Vere I have posted 1/10 of what the DLP under Skerrit have done.Post 5 things UWP did in the interest of the majority of Dominicans.These guys set up a FAKE company to build the Valley road for $6,000,000.The FAKE company subcontracted public works and paid them $2,000,000.The Valley road was not completed and $4,000,000 disappeared.Several instances of MASSIVE CORRUPTION by UWP that is why they CANNOT WIN another election………………………………Domlec sold.$33,000,000 owed to DSS,$32,000,000 unaccounted for on the Layout hotel project.Ministers of Government leasing land to ministers of Government for Government projects.Edison James once said “there is no problem with ministers competing with the private sector” Dominicans never forget

    • VereTere
      June 12, 2021

      Of course Skerrit doesn’t have to set up any fake companies, he has Montreal Management. Everything is channelled through this company and they are even his bankers. Totally obscure and well hidden. No questions asked.

  7. Waiting for Airport
    June 11, 2021

    Why should we defend and protect something that we don’t get the lions share of? The CBI program has become synonymous with Caribbean curruption and our local resources and sovereignty being sold off to any foreigner who can afford it. Our so called ‘leaders’ have all become billionaires via CBI… while the locals have seen zero improvement in their ability to generate wealth. Yes you have built some infrastructure with it (sport facilities, roads etc) and we appreciate that, but you have not used that money to invest in things that would genuinely stimulate the economy. You have not invested in ways to monetise our natural resources. You have not invested in things that will result in the average man having access to things that will enable to independently generate wealth. You have done the opposite, given a few ‘cool out’ here and there and fostered a spirit of dependency. Why would people with common sense and the ability to independently analyse what you have done defend…

  8. Only God knows
    June 11, 2021

    To me there is no damn difference between the CBI program that government is asking us to defend and a person that selling crack cocaine and giving gifts to others so they don’t sell him out Well to be honest there is a difference as crack cocaine is sold to those that use it whereas CBI passports are sold to known wanted criminals on the run around the world. The danger is, if you sell out a cocaine dealer they or their friends can burn you house or kill you for selling them out, especially if they gave you gifts to protect them. Only God in heaven knows what those who sell our passports to criminals and build cheap so call house without title for us if we expose them. So when Dr. Mc Intyre asks us to defend and protect CBI because they building house indirectly I understand him to saying if we fail to defend and protect CBI only God knows. So is Dr. McIntyre threatening us? Only God knows

  9. Luca Spark
    June 11, 2021

    If selling your country’s citizenship is your primary income strategy then you have absolutely nothing to be proud of.

  10. %
    June 11, 2021

    When you have a big grown man like Irvin Mcintyre, going around and spreading liar Skerrit foolishness and garbage, it’s enough to tell you that Dominica is in real trouble.
    Never knew this man would stoop to Skerrit in this manner!!!

  11. Is this the end of Democracy
    June 11, 2021

    NO, I DON’T! Who are you to tell me what to do? Have you gone mad? I quote your political master if I may: GO TO HELL…!

  12. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 11, 2021

    Mr. Corrupted Crook, doctor Punjab Roosevelt Skerrit; when you get inside of the house, look around to see if there are two Fire Place Heaters as you have in your more than a million rental house.

    You know the two you lit last Christmas?

    If there are no fireplace in the house, that means you have failed again; because it snows daily in Dominica, with temperatures ranging from 70- 90 degrees plus year round!, with a barometric pressure of approximately 29.80 to 30!

    And you know med people want some heat in med house eh!
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahah!
    I don’t know how you politicians walk around dressed in suits in a place like Dominica where it is so hot and humid!
     I lived in Germany, England, and now America; on the coldest day I put on a sports leather coat, seldom do I ware a long coat over my shirt and trousers! 

    • Man bite dogs
      June 11, 2021

      It is hurting you lots so-called UWP followers all because Pm Dr. Skerrit is putting you all to shame by the day! Go on give me a baboon laugh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  13. Mark
    June 11, 2021

    Vere Tere, who cares what the US or the EU thinks about Dominicas’CBI program? Maybe it’s extremely important to you for some reason. You place too much trust in these countries who don’t have our interest at heart, never have and never will.They only want us to remain as third world countries. I see projects, namely roads, health centers, apartments and soon to come, the new international airport, being built as a result of the CBI program. What are we getting from your approvers? Let them step up to the plate and maybe we can then listen to what they have to say.

  14. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 11, 2021

    McIntyre, shut up and stop being ignorant.

    To suggest that Dominicans support the sale of Dominica Passports is the worst thing that can happen in Dominica; to support such a thing is supporting corruption; and the corrupted people who makes their personal millions, from what I can’t term a legal program.

    In the first place Roosevelt Skerrit does not have a CBI ” Citizenship By Investment.” All the three islands in the Caribbean Antigua, St. Kitts and Dominica are involved into is selling regular, and diplomatic passports to the highest criminal corrupted thieves!

    If the three islands had a CBI program, the controversy which Roosevelt and Gaston, and more so Roosevelt is facing with the fugitive in Dominica would not be; he would be honest and not wanted by his native country India.

    For your information boy, McIntyre:

    Citizenship by investment is the process of obtaining a second citizenship and passport by investing in the economy of the host country…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 11, 2021

      Cont:
      Citizenship by investment programs legally confer citizenship status faster than traditional immigration processes and do so without requiring investors to put their lives on hold. Pleas note: we are talking about investors, in a country; we are not talking about the sale of a passport to criminals and crooks!
      So let me inform you that even the United States of America do have a CBI program, but before one can be granted citizenship, they have to deposit no less than ten million dollars in a Bank in the United States; start a business employing no less than twenty-five people.
      Once the business commenced operating citizenship is granted to the investor. If Dominica had a CBI program, with the amount of passport sold to thieves vagabonds and scamps invested in industries in Dominica, the thirty thousand plus people residing there would all be employed!
      At least in St. Kitts, the applicant must purchase land in Nevis, or St. Kitts, in Antigua they must spend at leas five…

  15. Passing Cloud
    June 10, 2021

    So in other to get a house I have to defend and support criminals? Dr. MC Intyre did you build your house or you got your house because you defended and protected criminals? So if you worked, took a loan and build your house why then you want us to defend known wanted criminals like Alireza Monfared and now Choksi, in other to get a house? Sir, let me remind you of what Psalm 127 1 says :
    Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. You guys have to go through God’s wrath for what you have done to the people of Dominica

  16. The old Prophet
    June 10, 2021

    To me defending CBI is far worse than defending drug dealers, defending murderers and defending thieves and known criminals and sorry Dr. Mc Intyre I, as a born again believer cannot defend that. Why? For the love of money? God has already told us from the beginning that it is from our sweat we will eat bread. Not from abhorring crime and known criminals

  17. Toto
    June 10, 2021

    Dear Dr. McIntyre, We are under no obligation whatsoever to defend a program that is being misused to enslave us again. I would rather take to the mountains like Jako and Bala and fight to the death as a free Dominican. That would be more honourable and preferable to having Skerrit’s yoke round my neck anytime.

  18. Braindamage
    June 10, 2021

    Mac, the CBI program would be very helpful to Dominica.
    But you all fellers think, it’s only the Minister of Finance , Dr. Dr. Skerrit and his crew that are smart and the rest of Dominicans went to school only on Boxing Day and on Good Friday.
    No wonder the Opposition leader Lenox Linton said $2Billion are missing.
    Skerrit haven’t told Dominicans where did the sum of missing money went too.
    So partner, who is going to defend and the protect the stash of monies receiving from the CBI program?
    Come with $50, $100, …. in red envelopes to fool the poor people for another 25 years and another 30 years.. and another.. and another.
    By that time, 20 billions will be missing..

  19. Albee
    June 10, 2021

    Citizenship by investments….do we truly understand what the word “investment” mean? can we consider giving home to individuals an investment and if so how many jobs are being created from such investments? Is it sustainable? Bye the way how much of my country have been given up thus far….how many new citizen has been added to Dominica’s population via the CBI?

  20. Lin clown
    June 10, 2021

    VereTere
    Night landing,New Roseau hospital,Windsor Park stadium,Marigot hospital,State house,Extension of DC airport,E O Leblanc highway,N O Liverpool highway,NEP,Yes We Care,Clear harbour,Charles ave,$300 for 2,700 people over 70,Free medical for 60yrs and over,School bus service,York Valley bridge,Hillsborough Gardens City,Belvue Chopin City,Roseau Valley road,Cochrane road,Kapinski hotel,Land sold at $1.00 a sq ft to squatters,12 New mini hospitals built.Farmers emergency fund,Fishermen imergency funds,3,000 enrolled at state college,Free college tuition,St.Aroment Bathestate road,Scottshead seawall,Emergency medical funds,REMOVAL OF HOSPITAL FEES,Sultan road,Portsmouth fishing complex,VielleCase road,New Grammer school,Grandfond housing,100% water supply,Castlebruce housing,Layout emergency center,Free housing,Jimmit housing,Moroccan hotel,More nurses,firemen and policemen employed,All saints university,Geothermal.The one that have you taking VIAGRA,THE R S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    • VereTere
      June 11, 2021

      Are you on drugs? Most of the things you do list have been done by money borrowed from the world bank or other countries or they are simply grants by the EU, the states or Canada and the rest was done by the Chinese, God only knows what that is going to cost us in the future. Has your PM told you the contents of the MOU? The airport in Marigot was a total waste of money and most of it was financed by Venezuela and these guys ended up writing of 100 million US for it and petroleum we purchased from them. You see that’s how your PM operates… like a gangster.

  21. Channel 1
    June 10, 2021

    Defend the CBI program for Anthony Haiden and Roosevelt Skerrit? 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O

    Who wrote that speech for Irving McIntyre to read dere nuh?

    Steeeuuuuuuuuuuuuupppppppppsssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NEXT!!!

  22. Ibo France
    June 10, 2021

    Firstly, the occupants of these homes are NOT given any legal document of ownership. So these people still remain dispossessed. They cannot procure a loan from any financial institution using these homes as collateral. These homes are 1000% owned by the STATE. They are only temporary dwellings to secure votes.

    Secondly, why should any citizen defend the CBI program when its finances and its operations are shrouded in airtight secrecy and controversy?

    Lastly, any program, ministry or public institution that is managed by Mr. Skerrit and his malleable, untrustworthy choir boys and girls inevitably falls into a state of disrepair or comes to naught.

  23. En Ba LA
    June 10, 2021

    No matter which party getting to govern Dominica – the CBI program would definitely be one of the programs – that they would want to utilize or would be utilizing. I see it with protecting the program.

  24. Viewsexpressed
    June 10, 2021

    The CBI has been operating in Dominica since 1993? If this is the case Mr.Mc. Intyre and where the HELL is our PEOPLE’S States Money 💰 and who has received it, how and when and from whom? It is time that our people wake from their slumber and we have to begin to rough up this Fake, Failed Incompetent do called PRIME Odd MINISTER Skerrit who is running all Over the place with our States Funds that we pay taxes towards the development of our People and our Suffering unemployed People and their Families to care for their children and NOT through this devious ‘Red Bobolistic LABOUR Clinic” operated by this Single man called Skerrit. This man as he penned once and said…” Go to Hell….Go to Hell, it’s none of all you Damn Business”. Well Sir, every Rope has an end and we need you to account for our hard earned money. You better get to it ASAP because we will be monitoring you to account for our States finances. Too many of our People are unployment and live in deplorable state…

  25. %
    June 10, 2021

    The same wicked souls who are using the CBI programme to ride roughshod over the people, to subjugate and silence the people, are asking me to protect the CBI programme for them?????
    You all are so insultive and disrespectful to me that i have no choice, but to respond to you all like king liar Skerrit
    Go to Hell
    Go to Hell
    Go to Hell
    This lecvel of disrespect should be to people like::
    Kid on the Block
    Gary
    Man bites dog
    Lizforsatan
    Realist aka Expat
    Lin Clown
    Anon

  26. L C Matthew
    June 10, 2021

    We defend truth, democracy, transparency, the constitution, and state emblems such as the integrity of our passport. Selling passports to crooks and criminals devalues and abuse of what that passport represents. It is often said that the natural resources of africa became its curse when leaders abuse the revenues to enrich themselves and a select few while the masses suffer from lack of everything. Today this government is doing same with passport. Curse of the african leaders. I like every Dominican citizen have the same right to the passports and revenue as Skerrit, mano and all passport agents. Who give them the right to become millionaires over belongs to me and every other citizen without the rest of us having that same opportunity? Slavery has been abolished and you guys need to stop the BS. People who know better but lack any moral and ethical fortitude

  27. LifeandDeath
    June 10, 2021

    It appears as if he’s telling us that the program is in trouble. Defend and Protect it from what, from who Sir?
    You all can continue to fool fool..Once upon a time Venezuela was a thriving Oil Producer.

  28. %
    June 10, 2021

    PROTECT CBI? Shame on you man!!!
    Why should i protect a programme that have three countries, allegedly embroiled in international kidnapping of Mehul Choksi?
    Why should i protect a programme that has no transparency and accountability?
    Why should i protect a programme that benefit only one set of people?
    Why is the quantum of CBI monies collected a secret?
    Why should i protect a scheme liar Skerrit is allegedly using to steal elections?
    Why isn’t every citizen benefitting from the CBI returns?
    Skerrit promised to come clean with the proper accounting of the CBI $$$$$$, and to shame Lennox Linton. After two years, why he can’t do so? Is it because the CBI is replete with BOBOL??
    A forsensic investigation into this fetid CBI bobol is urgently required..
    No, i dont support it. It stinks corruption, and it’s polluting the country.
    Those listed below support it, so your crap must have been directed to them
    Kid on the Block
    Gary
    Man bites dog
    Lizforsatan
    Realist aka…

  29. VereTere
    June 10, 2021

    May I ask, what exactly is ‘reputable’ about Dominica’s CBI program. Only a very small fraction of the money has been invested into DA. The remainder has never been accounted for and presumably never will be. Ask the US and the EU how reputable Dominica’s CBI program is. How many of our passports have ended up in the hands of international gangster and charlatans. Some were even caught with diplomatic passports. So McIntyre, would you care to rephrase to laudatio and stop your Skerrit propaganda. The only thing the CBI gave Dominica is untold corruption and immense wealth for just a few, chief amongst the PM of DA.

    • The Truth Be Told
      June 10, 2021

      But u guys are something else. Hear you – I quote – “Only a very small fraction of the money has been invested into DA. The remainder has never been accounted for and presumably never will be. Ask the US and the EU how reputable Dominica’s CBI program is. ” Where are your facts? In your head, as you encourage rumors with no facts. U guys make as though u are the smartest, yet can’t tell me what is the CBI program. 2 b able to let persons listen 2 u, u have to be able to define the CBI program. Give the amounts earned with your proof as well. Until such time your “The only thing the CBI gave Dominica is untold corruption and immense wealth for just a few, chief amongst the PM of DA”. At least I am in DA & I see a lot of things happening with the CBI money. Where are you? local or Diaspo? U quick to say that the PM has immense wealth, yet you have no facts. Go to the housing site & you will see the pics of the various housing projects. Much ado about nothing with no…

      • VereTere
        June 11, 2021

        What’s your real name? Let me guess, Reginald Austrie?

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