Prime Minister Skerrit says Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme is highly-rated by the international community.
Speaking to the press on Wednesday, Hon. Skerrit indicated that his Government is moving ahead with Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme and will not be subjected to uninformed criticism of the programme.
He said, “Our programme is highly-rated and highly-respected by the international community and the security agencies of the UK, the European Union, Canada [and] the US Government. These Governments highly regard the kind of scrutiny which we exercise.
“They have said to us and other Governments in the region that if [they] want to have this programme, [they] should seek guidance and advice and see what Dominica is doing. You will see independent people rating our programme and indicating the due diligence process,” the Prime Minister said.
Prime Minister Skerrit assured that the programme will remain secure.
“This Government is not prepared to gamble with its integrity and its image for any applicant of the Citizenship by Investment Programme. As much as we appreciate the funds which we get from it, we are not prepared to compromise the integrity of the State for these funds at all. This is why we are very careful with the security mechanisms which we have in place and the due diligence process which we follow. I can tell you that we have never and will never compromise the integrity of our due diligence process,” he affirmed.