Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit says that the Opposition’s campaign asking for an alleged missing $1.2 billion generated from Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme is all in an effort to damage the programme.
The Prime Minister made the statement on Sunday evening during the official launch of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St Joseph constituency, Dr Adis King.
The Prime Minister stated, “The objective of the creators of this ‘Where De Money Gone’ campaign is to create such doubt in the integrity of Dominica’s CBI programme that foreign authorities would consider imposing sanctions against Dominica’s CBI programme.”
He continued, “They do not wish for our passport to remain a hassle-free travel document to many countries around the world. They want countries to deny free access to holders of Dominican passports. Lennox Linton is helping them taint our programme so that more countries will impose visa restrictions on holders of Dominican passports.”
The Minister of Finance added that if the Opposition is successful in their attempts to undermine the programme, Dominicans would ultimately be the ones to bear the loss.
“With the help of Lennox Linton and the UWP, these agents will destroy our CBI programme and passports of countries with which they’re associated will be given a free VIP welcome while Dominicans would now have to apply for a visa, “ he declared.
“They’re upset that Dominica has several international hotel brands under construction and coming to fruition through its CBI programme. Several countries around the region and the world, when they sign on with this company they promised gold, frankincense and myrrh but to date these agents have delivered zero under their programme,” PM Skerrit said.