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Thursday, September 20, 2018

WHEN SLEEZE IS LOBBYING FOR SLEEZY-SLEEZY MAY BE IN TROUBLE?


SLEEZE
In a recent article published by an American News Magazine, Mother Jones, it was reported that "Senate Democrats have asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Rudy Giuliani is violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act by lobbying for foreign interests without registering with the agency." It was revealed that Giuliani’s Security & Safety firm has been doing work for governments in Serbia, Ukraine, Chile, Dominica, Uruguay, the Dominican Republic, and El Salvador. In a recent interview with the Washington Post Rudy Giuliani admitted to working with these foreign governments although he did not list the governments.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/08/exclusive-senators-are-demanding-information-about-giulianis-opioid-lobbying/


SLEEZY

With a struggling economy, a high level of indigence, unemployment and a dilapidated infrastructure every Dominican should be asking the Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to justify the expenses for the use of Rudy Giuliani’s lobbying.The people of Dominica should ask -who is paying Giuliani, how much is Giuliani being paid? We would also like to clarify whether Giuliani is working on the behalf of Dominica or just Roosevelt Skerrit’s personal affairs. 
We note with due curiosity that not one other island in the region was listed under the US senators inquiry. We expect the DLP apologists to suggest that Giuliani Security and Safety (GSS) may be providing investigative due diligence services for Dominica’s passport trade  but be mindful that the US senators specifically stated that Rudy Guiliani is providing lobbying services for the government of Dominica. We can also say that we are happy that the Dominican Republic was also listed and so the Skerrit apologist and Senior Counsel Wee Wee Pequinio (Tony) are not able to use the excuse that the Senators or the reporters may have confused the name Dominica with the Dominican Republic. Let’s hear what the shameless defenders have to say now that Dominica is named side by side with the Dominican Republic.

We reached out to a high level DLP operative with full access to the government operation and according to this individual “not even the ministers of government know what is going on with Giuliani” At this juncture MiTC does not have any conclusive explanation for the alleged  suspicious relationship between the “government of Dominica” and Rudy Giuliani but as we try to make sense of this revelation the names Reza Zarrab, Alireza Monfared and the name Iran and Turkey all seem to be coming to the forefront. 

A criminal complaint had been filed in the US court accusing the Turkish gold trader, Reza Zarrab of helping entities that worked with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in an effort to evade US sanctions. It was also stated that Zarrab was using several companies to trade gold for oil and gas to evade sanctions on behalf of Iran. 
The New York Times and several other reputable media outlets reported that after a visit with the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Mukasey were hired basically to intercede on the behalf of Reza Zarrab who had been sitting in jail in New York. Even today Rudy Giuliani’s involvement in the Reza Zarrab case remains quite mysterious and perplexing. But this gets much more complicated however in the interest of time MiTC had previously done an elaborate report on the various players involved in the Iranian sanction busting syndicate. Please refer to the link below

http://www.masinthecemetery.com/2017/04/more-to-join-monfared-in-jail.html
What we also know about Reza Zarrab is that he was part of the group that involved Dominica’s shady Diplomat Alireza  Monfared. Alireza Monfared was suspected of paying handsomely for his Dominica Diplomatic passport and was given a safe haven in Dominica as he evaded Interpol. We also saw  copies of documents showing that Alireza Monfared was being used as an ATM machine for the DLP operatives to include Citizen By Investment officials and government ministers . In fact there is documented evidence of money transfers from Monfared to DLP operatives much of that money was allegedly used for DLP election campaign.

Now that we can connect the Iran sanction busting operation with the names and players such as Alireza Monfared, Zarrab, the Turkish leader Edrogan and Rudy Giuliani we can begin to make some reasonable assumptions or wild guesses on the mystery of the government of Dominica being a client of Rudy Giuliani. We also have some additional questions;
Mr. Skerrit what really was the purpose of your trip to Turkey?

It was alleged that gold bars were being doled out by Monfared to the honorable criminals on the My Dominica Trade House trip to Malaysia. Did these gold bars come from  Monfared via the Turkish gold trader Zarrab?Just asking

As is the case with Reza Zarrab ,is Rudy Giuliani interceding with the Trump administration on behalf of PM Skerrit who would most likely be in the crosshairs of the US law enforcement for his role in facilitating Alireza Monfared and other dodgy diplomats? Just asking

Was Rudy hired to clean up the entire mess for all those involved in that particular sanction busting operation? Just asking .
We are working getting some definite information unless PM Skerrit wants to come clean and tell the people of Dominica why the poor and struggling people of Dominica have been paying Rudy Giuliani and how much.

Friday, August 31, 2018

MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO- VOLERE VOLAIS VOLERE


It is a case of case of "monkey see monkey do" When passport racketeering is rampant within  the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs. Acolytes and extraordinary supporters of PM Roosevelt Skerrit who are close enough to passport racketeering are tempted to jump into the cesspool and partake of the bom siwo. 

MiTC is following a case of passport bobol at the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs. People within the DLP circles have informed us that a young lady employed at the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs is implicated in a massive passport Money Bobol. The matter is of a serious nature however the head honchos within the PM’s office and the police are actively trying to sweep the matter underneath the rug of shame.
The allegations against the young lady reveal that she was able to swindle a considerable sum of passport money. In addition it is also alleged that some way somehow she was able to have blank passports in her possession.
According to our sources the senior officers within the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs are quite embarrassed and seemed caught between a rock and a hard place as they waited on PM Skerrit to return from his two week absence. Unconfirmed reports suggest that efforts are on the way to facilitate a leave of absence for the young lady and so they may be considering a fake hand injury as an excuse.
There is no doubt that this is a case of “Monkey See Monkey Do” however our information also suggest that the young lady may have damming information on some of the big wigs within the entire foreign affairs ministry and the gang of passport racketeers and so notwithstanding her alleged special support for the PM it is quite understandable that the head honchos within the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs are having great difficulties issuing  disciplinary actions against the young lady.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

DID ROSS RUN INTO UN GWO WOSH EN CHIMEN LA?


Ross Water Facility At Ras Castle 
Putting all partisan biases aside we can all agree that the reasons postulated by Adtalem for the removal of the Ross University from Dominica are all legitimate. Some of the reasons cited are the lackadaisical approach of the government to develop health and education, the unreliable air access to Dominica, the deplorable infrastructure and just what the people from Adtalem did not mention – the full blown corruption in Dominica. MiTC had been reliably informed that the DLP government ,allegedly had been trying to force their NEP scam unto the Ross university operation. According to our sources Ross University resisted the scam and insisted that all employees at their campus must be properly vetted. Essentially Ross wanted no part of this blatant corruption. 
Off Campus Facility - Ras Castle
Notwithstanding the legitimate reasons for withdrawing their operation from Dominica it is still somewhat puzzling that after 40 years of operation, a recent 25 year renewal contract, hundreds of millions in investment to include recent investments in new building structures and sports facility yet less than 3 months after talking to Mia Mortley that Ross wanted no part of Dominica. It is quite obvious that there are a lot more unanswered questions  and that  there is much more than what meets the eye. After all PM Roosevelt Skerrit and his cabal have established themselves abiding  liars so it is only reasonable that as responsible Dominicans we should keep seeking the answers that we deserve. 
With regards to the ongoing matters relating to Ross’s real estate properties, about two weeks ago  we had been informed that Ross has been playing hard ball with their property. It is alleged that since the announcement of their departure Ross insisted that they are neither selling nor leasing their properties and the government side is not happy. Now that we are hearing that there may be some type of bantering on the ownership of the land and building properties the question that comes to mind is - does Ross still have interest in Dominica and is here is a “Gwo wosh en chemen la.” 
Off Campus Facility- Ras Castle
It is important that everyone understands that the infrastructure that Ross has laid down in Dominica is not restricted to the central campus area that we see when we drive along the E.O Leblanc highway. Ross has building structures off the campus as well. On our trip to visit the cone of influence we had the opportunity to visit some of Ross’s facility in the inland section of the Picard area. On our way to visit Farmer Ras Castle’s farm and fruit ripening facility we were shocked to learn that Ross University had recently constructed a water intake and storage facility in the area. We also saw a couple of relatively new building structures in the very same area, all belonging to the Ross University operation. Even as we are still trying to process ROSSIT , Ross has a private contractor installing a fence around the entire sporting facility that had been under construction. It sure seem like there is going to be a real show down between the government and Ross university. 
One thing that we must be weary of is the possibility of all Ross real estate property falling in the hands of this kleptocratic and criminal enterprise that have spent the better part of 18 years raping and plundering the national resources. We know what happened to the land in the Georgetown area not too far from Ross University campus. A previous administration had designated that the land in the Georgetown area, land previously owned by Geest industries should be distributed among the people in the area. When the people found out that the land was actually being hawked and divided among the DLP cabal a few of them staged a public demonstration. After the demonstration the Roosevelt Skerrit government promised the people that the remaining land will be distributed among the people of Glanvillia. Fast forward to post Maria the government has now decided that it will build a few apartments building in the very same Georgetown area. The question is – have the people been bamboozled and forced into government apartment as oppose to owning the land and becoming independent while the DLP cabal make out with the ownership of the land? We hope that one day the people of Portsmouth and Glanvillia will wake up from this ridiculous stupor of foolish labor party loyalty.
Fence Being Installed at Sport Complex
As earlier indicated there are much more questions than answers. There are things happening at Ross University right now that is quite baffling to us. With a debilitated media in Dominica we have made it our duty to inform the public particularly in areas where the infirmed media is afraid to tread. As we speak Ross is installing heavy duty fencing, with concrete footings all around its properties, not just the sporting complex. On the campus right now, is groups of Americans doing maintenance work and according to our sources the American workers are asking the local guys to stand down and relax – they will take care of all the maintenance work. Our sources are also telling us that at this juncture it is mainly chairs, desks and a few ancillary items that are being loaded in containers bound for Barbados.
Is there going to be a show down on the ownership of the properties or does Ross intend to be back? Why is Ross doing maintenance work on all campus facilities when they have declared that Dominica is not in their future plans? Just asking. 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

AS ROSSIT WOES TRICKLE IN FARMERS ARE WATCHING THEIR PRODUCE GO TO WASTE

Post Maria Banana Crop going to waste
In spite of the government’s attempt to marginalize the contribution of Ross University to the overall economy of Dominica, the people are well aware that it is important to prepare for the imminent economic crush and presumably a difficult and prolonged recovery process. Many believe that the real grind will begin in a few months, when personal reserves have been depleted and public funds can no longer support the government’s social programs, particularly the overburdened and dysfunctional NEP program. Others believe that the grinding has already begun and though not publicly displayed  or articulated there is agony among the people.

We take no comfort nor joy in talking about the struggles of a people who have invested in one way or another around the Ross University system. We come with sincere empathy and solidarity. Our intension is to elicit or provoke absolute objection to the continuous attempt by the government operatives to propagate lies and illusions while a people are hurting and trying to pick up the broken pieces and the endurance of a total let down by a government selected to serve the people's interest. 
Food Court At Ross -Pre Maria
As we traverse the areas within the Ross University’s cone of influence, we are learning that even with the promise by government to assist there is great consternation among the people. We are learning that small apartment owners who are indebted to financial institutions are already under pressure and crying out for help. We were also reliably informed that a particular landlord in the Picard area, one of the most fervent supporter and “sutiwere” of PM Skerrit and the Dominica Labor Party government has been lamenting and wondering how is he going to pay the bank over $15000 per month. What is most intriguing about this particular individual is that two weeks before the government was forced to tell the people that Ross would no longer operate in Dominica, this particular gentleman and friend of the prime minister went on a Skerrit promotional campaign with the plot to convince people on social media that great things are happening in Dominica.  We gather that it was just another Parry Bellot and Clarence Christian type propaganda and distraction mechanism. The gentleman tried convincing social media that with the ongoing construction of the hotel that over 400 hundred jobs were created in Portsmouth and that the long awaiting Morocco Hotel is about to unfold many more jobs in Portsmouth.All lies.  One has to wonder what did he know at the time since he was so focused on misrepresenting job statistics in the Portsmouth area. Even in the midst of an unprecedented economic disaster these Roosevelt Skerrit apologists find the necessity to peddle fallacies and emptiness.   

But this is what we have come to expect from apologist of this Skerrit regime. Several months before Hurricane Maria Clarence Christian tried to convince Dominicans that  the turnover in Portland Cement on the island was due to a vibrant economy but at the same time it is alleged that he was having difficulties paying  his rent even while picking up small accounting contracts from the government. What Clarence Christian would not mention is that the high turnover in Portland Cement is because for many years now the government has resorted to repairing roadways using Portland Cement concrete as opposed to Asphaltic Concrete.  As for Parry “Chemical Ali” Bellot we will need a separate slot to deal with the mendacity of such a character.
With the exit of Ross University we all know that there are significant losses associated with the physical structures in the Picard area - the apartments, the restaurants, laundromats, pizza parlors, bars, banking facilities, supermarkets etc. What may be easily underestimated are the micro businesses that have already been hit by the ROSSIT effect. We considered the Juice Man and his family business for example. Although we have not spoken to him nor any member of his family our understanding is that the hard working juice man was once an outstanding farmer but because of the calculated destruction of the agricultural industry the gentleman reinvented himself and started a successful juice business operating at the food court adjacent to Ross University campus. There is no doubt that the Juice man and his family business have been severely impacted and we are left to wonder whether the gentleman will have to go through another self-reinvention process.

Banana left for the birds 
A few years ago MiTC published a blogg on a young prolific farmer and businessman affectionately known as Farmer Ras Castle (.www.masinthecemetery.com/2016/09/three-cheers-for-ras-castle-farmer.html?m=1) Farmer Castle operates a banana farm and a banana ripening facility. Like the juice man  Farmer Castle's business had been heavily dependent on the Ross University economy. He supplied the supermarkets in and around Ross University with ripe bananas from his farm and ripening facility. We must also add that although Ras Castle had been a target of  blatant political victimization by the DLP operatives, he remains the ultimate patriot. Due to government’s neglect of the banana industry and the dismal failure to secure reliable external markets for bananas produced on the island, Farmer Ras Castle had been buying the bananas from the government pack house in the Long House area of Portsmouth. He would ripen the bananas and then sell the fruit to the local market. Now that Ross is gone Farmer Ras Castle and all the other small banana farmers who were able to sell their bananas to the Long House pack house facility are already feeling the impact. We were able to visit a few small farms and just the sight of ripe bananas rotting and falling off the trees was indeed very difficult.
Our sources have indicated that the rotting bananas on the trees got the attention of the Minister Of Trade, Ian Douglas and at a meeting last week Ian asked the agriculture officer that the news of the rotting bananas should be concealed since that sight of the roting bananas on the trees could “make them look bad.” Too Late Ian MiTC  Ka Twavaille.





Saturday, August 18, 2018

Jahisiah Benoit Assaults Girlfriend

In a severe case of Domestic Abuse, Island correspondent Lizzy Elliot is reporting to us that she has picked up solid information that indicates Dominica Labour Party government Senator Jahisiah Benoit is accused of assaulting and inflicting serious injury to his girlfriend. The incident reportedly occurred late last night in the vicinity of the couple's residence in Fond Baron. Our sources indicate that the couple were arguing and she apparently sought refuge in the vehicle belonging to Mr. Benoit, locking herself within. In his assault, Mr. Benoit was so enraged that he damaged his own vehicle, destroying the windshield and the driver's side door window.

PR428 with destroyed windshield
Unable to get to the location in a hurry, our correspondent Lizzy was able to contact roving Agent James Moe Green and from Agent Green she was able to get photographs of the damaged vehicle. The images show a Mitsubishi SUV, registration number PR428 parked in front of the residence with its windshield destroyed, it's driver's door open with the damaged glass window hanging askew. There was no sight of Mr. Benoit. We are not aware of the involvement of police investigators either.

PR428 outside residence
Lizzy reports that Mr. Benoit began arguing with the young woman, accusing her of cheating. In his rampage, Mr. Benoit was seen dragging her by the hair, biting and punching her. Personal household property was damaged, including his vehicle. We would like to inform Mr. Benoit that he should turn himself into the police immediately. He should also know that we are aware that video evidence exists, (we have not been able to get it as of this writing), so any attempt to commit insurance fraud by submitting a false claim will result in further criminal charges against you. We urge the young lady to pursue charges against Mr. Benoit immediately; please do not allow the Labour Party apparatus to cajole and dissuade you in any manner; this crime should not go unpunished.

Mr. Benoit (r) and his girlfriend (l) in happier times
Mr. Benoit's actions seem to follow a pattern of abuse and criminal activity by high ranking officials within the government of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit as well as party officials. We have not forgotten the actions of former Minister Ian Pinard, accused of having improper relations with a minor. Nor have we dismissed those of current Minister Petter St. Jean, allegedly kidnapping his own constituents, and DBS General Manager Cecil "Did You Fuck" Joseph. Two weeks ago we published an open letter to the prime minister, urging him to conduct an investigation of his cabinet ministers to determine who recently violated national security regulations. We have no reason to believe that the prime minister heeded our advice, since the violating minister is still on the job, but we strongly suggest that he does and demands the resignation of that minister. Be warned, again.



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE TURN FROM UPSIDE DOWN TO INSIDE OUT


Due to high stress and poor working conditions within the Ministry Of Agriculture (MOA), officers in the  Ministry Of Agriculture have been ask to voluntarily come in for counseling however in the wake of asking officers to come in for counseling Rickie Brumant took it upon himself to issue a nationwide  mass transfer of officers.
Yesterday officers from a cross section of the Ministry Of Agriculture received a two day notice of transfer. According to our information, from the time Reginald Austrie became Minister of Agriculture he has been issuing the threat- “heads must roll.”  We understand that the same threat was issued at a meeting yesterday and after the meeting Ricki Brumant got nervous responded with the issuance of over 20 officers from the MOA. 

Why has Reginald Austrie been issuing the threats? It has been reported that things are not working in harmony with the DLP
government perpetual electioneering tactics. Since the disastrous farmer assistance program farmers have grown much more disgruntled and as usual the DLP administration is looking for scape goats. They are pointing fingers at everyone else but themselves.
Our sources are telling us that Austrie’s threats are really directed at the upper echelons like Rickie Brumant, Reginald Thomas et al. Upon receiving another threat from Austrie, Rickie Brumant took it upon himself to take officers from one end of the island and sending them to the opposite side of the island. We understand that according protocol Rickie Brumant does not have the right to issue transfer orders. Transfer orders are   supposed to come from the Permanent Secretary. We were also told that before employees are transferred there is supposed to be some dialogue with the employee. The entire ministry is in pandemonium at this point

The truth is the morale within the MOA has been at an all-time low and this is because of political shenanigans, victimization, nepotism and tribalism. In some cases officers are trying to do the right things but with the political interferences nothing seems to be going right and then the officers get blamed. For example the DLP targeted candidate for the Grand Fond constituency has been implanted in the area as the Relief Officer and thus far she has been interfering with the work of the agricultural officers operating within the area. We have been told that she has her own list of farmers based on vote buying scheme while the officers trained to work with the farmers have a different list and the farmers are growing more frustrated. In the Viellecase constituency we understand that the field officer has been replaced with a “crystal falere “and Labor Party propagandist by the name of Comptom Bertrand.
While Rickie Brumant is issuing mass transfer orders and Austrie is offering threats, it is alleged that St Kitts has temporarily closed its doors to agricultural produce coming from Dominica due to poor quality and shipping standards. Our sources are telling us that the handpicked Laborites at the pack house in Portsmouth are lazy, they work two hours a day and are costing tax payers over $50K per month in salary and benefits. While these lazy labor Part hacks at the pack house are having fun field officers are struggling , some cant get reimbursed for travelling allowances and they cant drive their vehicles on the dilapidated access roads  

We all know that no amount of threats, employee transfers or multiple ministers will change to direction of this government let alone the Ministry Of Agriculture. From right within the cabinet for example Johnson Drigo was criticized for the failing Ministry Of Agriculture yet those within the cabinet who criticize Johnson Drigo ignored the fact that the Jono was way over his head and that the DLP administration has had just about ten ministers of agriculture in 18 years. Not forgetting Mathew “Touchy” Walter who cried like a baby when he was assigned the MOA.


 What the farmers of Dominica really need at this juncture is the absolute disposal of the Skerrit mal-administration.

Monday, August 13, 2018

AS TONY AND VOLNEY BABBLE SKERRIT AND DANIEL CARBON CONCEAL THEIR CONFRONTATION WITH US MILITARY AT DOUGLAS CHARLES


US Military Evacuation On Dominica
In a desperate attempt to cover-up the failure of the Roosevelt Skerrit administration in the ROSSIT (Ross Exit) matter, Skerrit’s spinners like Assad Wanna be Tony Astaphan, Washed up Herbert Volney, Politically Exposed Vince Henderson and Dark and Lovely Clarence Christian have been incessantly trying to divert culpability away from the failures of PM Roosevelt Skerrit and his administration. While the above noted spin characters have strategically directed the ROSSIT blame towards PM of Barbados Mia Motley, it is mind boggling that for several days PM Skerrit had allowed these reprehensible spinners and apologists to denigrate his trusted friend in PM Mia Mottley. Is that a sign that Skerrit is not in control, the DLP administration is fractioned and the inmates are now running the asylum?

The first frantic and diabolic attempt at misdirected culpability came when Reginald Austrie erroneously stated that Lennox Linton provided the Ross University directors with 51 reasons why the Ross institution should be extracted from Dominica. A few hours after Reginald Austrie made a mockery of himself, the embattled PM Skerrit clearly demonstrated that Austrie with his spurious accusations was not part of his blaming plans, so in his address to the nation he blamed the Ross departure on Tropical Storm Erika and Hurricane Maria- No reference to Reginald Austire’s “pawol sort and parlais enitil”


 Among the many lame excuses for Skerrit’s catastrophic failure(s), the Tony Astaphan and Herbert Volney led assault against Mia Mottley’s seem most idiotic and  is bereft reasoning-just simply asinine particularly coming from two legal professionals. How do Tony and Volney explain that after just two months in office, a “Novice” in PM Mia Motley was able to snatch away 1/3 of Dominica's economy from beneath the hold of the 18 year veteran and supposed visionary leader PM Skerrit? Beyond the spinners malarkey is the rationale that PM Mia Mottley should instead be complimented for stepping up to the plate for Barbados while PM Skerrit was failing in his responsibilities to the people of Dominica and even Ross University itself. But then again both Tony and Volney have shown us their uncanny ability to keep their feet in their mouth while they both pander for manna from Skerrit's platform.


It is also no surprise that Tony latched on to the idea of  blaming Mia for Domestic interference as he understands very well, the fracas and distress that arises from one man or woman  meddling in another person’s domestic affairs. 


 Now that the spins and excuses by the DLP hacks have fallen in the ocean of mortification  and disgrace, PM Roosevelt Skerrit and his goons may want to reconsider their blaming plan and strategies. In order to sustain their legacy of lying to the people and not owning up to their responsibilities, then maybe they should engage the Maduro strategy of blaming America instead of Mia Mottley. 

Make no mistake, blaming America for ROSSIT or RPK (Ross Pwen Kowir) could be the ideal excuse for Roosevelt Skerrit, as the American State Department may have many reasons to harbor ill-will towards Skerrit and his administration. In many ways Roosevelt Skerrit has shown that America is an enemy and has repeatedly snubbed US interest, both internationally and regionally. For example the US $2 Million dollars that was donated by the US for the construction of a coast guard base is unaccounted for; the facilitation of Alireza Monfared in the Iran sanction busting operation is yet another action that would have put Skerrit on the United States list of miscreants. Skerrit with his foolish disdain towards America has also flaunted his unwavering support for Maduro’s dictatorship.  

Palestinians heading to Dominica
But Skerrit has taken his haughtiness to levels that Dominicans everywhere should now be wondering whether ROSSIT goes way beyond the failure of the Skerrit administration to meet some basic infrastructural requirements. At this critical juncture it is imperative that the people of Dominica are aware off a serious incident at Douglas Charles Airport involving some US military personnel and Daniel Carbon. 

At the behest of partner nations and both the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. service members Joint Task Force - Leeward Islands (JTF-LI) landed at Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica, Sept. 24, 2017. The JTF-LI set up an evacuation control center at the airport to evacuate U.S. citizens stranded on Dominica after Hurricane Maria. According to our very reliable sources Roosevelt Skerrit was not happy with the presence of the US military on the island and so he sent police commissioner Daniel Carbon to confront the US military personnel at the airport.

Daniel Carbon rushed to the airport to do as he was told. It is alleged that Daniel Carbon unleashed a verbal assault on the US military commander telling the commander in American dialect “ get the "F" out of here” and as he switched back into Dominican colloquialism he shouted at the military commander” All you come with nothing and saying all you want to establish border control , come out from there man.” After the confrontation the US task commander humbly took down the American flag and relocated his men and equipment to another section of the airport. By all accounts soon after the US military moved from that one particular location at the Airport ,the Venezuelan and Palestinian military were allowed to set up their base at the same  location previously occupied by the US military.

The incident did not just end there- obviously the US commander would have had to refer the matter to his superiors. Our sources revealed that on the following day high level US diplomats accompanied by some Canadian officials landed at the Douglas Charles Airport and immediately boarded a helicopter that took them to the Windsor Park Stadium for a meeting with the government authorities.

As to what happened from there on is anybody’s guess however many of us will remember that during Skerrit’s first post Maria's broadcast he failed to acknowledge the US support and many on social media were wondering why was that so when it is customary that the US government would be among the first on the scene particularly when so many US citizens at Ross were stranded on the island at the time.  

Skerrit’s repetitious aggression and snobbish attitude towards the US authorities introduces many questions. As to why it is that Skerrit has been snobbish to the US is open to worthy speculations however there is no way that the US would be happy with the nefarious activities that have emanated from the Roosevelt Skerrit administration – the money laundering, diplomatic passport sales, the unscrupulous Citizen By Investment vetting program, the NG Lap Seng scandal, Iran/Monfared  Sanction Busting subvention , a conduit for Venezuelan money laundering and the allegedly permissiveness for Venezuelan drug cartel operation.

The question that is billowing in the public domain at this point is -whether ROSSIT denudes some type of discreet US sanctions on Dominica and Roosevelt Skerrit in particular? We have no evidence to suggest that ROSSIT may be a result of US sanctions however we take keen interest in one of PM Skerrit's statement during his ROSSIT address to the nation. He said “Ross tried their very best to remain in Dominica” and although he did not say that his government did the same we can all be fair in assuming that PM Skerrit would have fought to keep Ross on island in spite of his failure to make the environment conducive for Ross. So if both parties wanted the same thing then why is Ross gone? In simple terms - Was there a third party or force that determined the ROSSIT?

 One thing for sure, that suspicious third party, if any, could not have been the “Novice” Mia Mottley. Let us see who or what the spinners will turn to now that all the other excuses have fallen on infertile soil and that Skerrit has asked his attack dogs to back off Mia Mottley.

Aside
MiTC is also following a recent story that two CBI projects have been experiencing a clog in cash flow as Chase Bank may have blocked money transactions meant for these CBI projects. Our information suggests that recently these CBI projects have had some problems paying service providers.  












Saturday, August 11, 2018

To Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

As a Dominican, let me say to my Barbados brothers and sisters, and particularly to PM Mottley, we recognize that this move by RUSM to Barbados is a tremendous loss to us and a boon to you. However, rest assured that it is untrue that the majority of Dominicans blame you for this move. We recognize that there are other issues at play.

First and foremost, our PM, Roosevelt Skerrit, we know to be a pathological liar. We also know that he is thoroughly incompetent in his job and this move falls squarely in his lap. RUSM has been requesting of Mr. Skerrit's government a number of improvements that will help them, their faculty and students but he has been brushing them off for quite a while. Whether it was as a result of negligence, incompetence, malfeasance, or just the good old 'taking for granted' habits of his administration, Mr. Skerrit failed to make the necessary improvements in the country, like air access. Mr. Skerrit has refused repeatedly to do anything whatsoever about the fact that it takes too long to get in and out of Dominica. It can take me two days to get into Dominica from Toronto and I would imagine, RUSM students and their visiting parents would experience similar circumstances flying in from the States. Ironically, these improvements would have been to the benefit of the island as well, significantly increasing its ability to market itself to the wider travel community. The facts will remain that when Mr. Skerrit should have been sitting down with the executives at Adtalem/RUSM, he did what a coward does best; he ran away and sent in subordinates to represent him. It must have been a disappointment to Mr. Skerrit, the narcissist that he is, when he discovered that his much-celebrated 'charm' and dimples were not enough to convince Lisa Wardell to keep RUSM in Dominica.

Secondly, Mr. Skerrit is surrounded by advisors who constantly give him bad advice, two of whom are Barbadians and are close advisors to PM Mottley as well, so that should give her pause. Hartley Henry and Avinash Persaud, and Charlie Jong (a new addition) have been close advisors to Skerrit and were undoubtedly aware of the goings on within the Skerrit government vis-a-vis RUSM. In this equation add the developers of the Coverley Village who just happen to be the recipients of a milti-million dollar no-bid contract to construct homes in Dominica; another close associate of Mr. Skerrit. It is not inconceivable that they would have whispered something in the ear of PM Mottley, which would make them crooks to Skerrit. Should that prove to be correct, I am still not going to blame PM Mottley because it is her job to secure investment for Barbados and to better the lives of its citizens. That Skerrit failed to do the same for our country is not a burden that PM Mottley and Barbadians should bear.

Lastly, in an effort to tamp down a groundswell of bad publicity, not to mention the negative political ramifications, Mr. Skerrit has thrust into the public square a disgraced former Trinidad Justice minister Herbert Volney, and his mouthpiece of Lebanese-descent, Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan. Herbert Volney is a non-entity. Mr. Volney needs to explain the truth behind his firing by former PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar before he comes pontificating about anything. I implore you to dismiss Mr. Volney and his broadsides against PM Mottley and Barbadians as a whole. The same is true with Astaphan, who is more of a Senior Clownsel than a Senior Counsel. Mr. Astaphan is a political prostitute who would contort himself into whatever shape possible to suit a purpose. He is a vile individual who has called Dominicans of African decent who disagree with Mr. Skerrit 'cockroaches', 'garbage collectors', and 'kakadors', a pejorative creole word that describes black crayfish. Barbadians of African descent ought to prepare themselves for a verbal assault from Astaphan along similar lines.

It is clear to me that both individuals (along with a supporting cast of characters that includes Dominica's Ambassador to the United States Vince Henderson) are on a mission to save Mr. Skerrit from being voted out of office at the next general elections in Dominica, constitutionally due by the end of 2019. Senior Clownsel Astaphan will continue to prostitute himself in servitude to Mr. Skerrit. Disgraced minister Volney recognizes that the walls are crumbling around Skerrit; they have been for a while but Hurricane Maria has exposed this emperor even more and the RUSM departure is the proverbial 'nail in the coffin' for Dominicans. We know that Mr. Skerrit is considering changes in his cabinet should he win the next elections; is Mr. Volney positioning himself for a post? Maybe, you can never tell with this opportunist, and Mr. Skerrit is known to reward his defenders.

In closing, let me reiterate; the majority of Dominicans do not lay blame at the feet of PM Mottley for this turn of events. We know that our own government and its inaction have been complicit, resulting in this move by RUSM to Barbados. We will continue to keep the pressure on the Skerrit government.

Clint J. Lowe
Editorial Director
Mas In The Cemetery, the BLOG
www.masinthecemetery.com

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

To: Prime Minister Skerrit

Dear PM Skerrit;

Please ask your Minister that abused the National Security apparatus over the weekend for his veyaeing to resign with immediate effect.

MiTC will soon be asking Roslyn Paul and the Ecclesiastical Minister to take their position on physical abuse of women, but the details coming from the sources sworn to secrecy is slow for the time being.

MiTC will shortly release the details of our investigation so sir please do your internal inquiries and find out which of your Ministers you should ask to resign with IMMEDIATE EFFECT. We promise not to release the file if he resigns because there are people needing some level of protection.

No regards

Lizzy

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

PRESSURE DOES BURST PIPE


In as much as the spin clowns particularly Punchinello Astaphan ,would like to down play or even try to suppress the devastating repercussions of Ross’ departure not even the blandishments of  new cruise ship village, apartment buildings or the phantasmal international airport can stop the imminent flood. "Pressure does burst Pipe” and no dummy patching will prevent the leaks and floods to come. 
We will defer to the economic professionals and pundits like Simeone Albert and Paul Alexander for the economic impact analysis however common sense dictates that from the word go some of the financial institutions  in Dominica  will be in trouble. There is no doubt that Aid Bank had been a major financier for the development in Picard and for those who were not aware, prior to Hurricane Maria, Aid Bank had been sailing through turbulent waters with considerable underperforming loans. It was alleged that the Bank’s credit rating had been downgraded. That meant that the bank would have had great difficulties in accessing IDB funds through the Central Development Bank. We refer you to the CARICUS reports.  
In addition to the underperforming loans there were other concerns, some coming from external- the board of directors was considered weak and according to the FSU laws the Chairman Martin Charles was certainly in the wrong place and totally out of his element.

We are also hearing that other banks are looking at over $50 Million in bad debt and may even be looking to layoff it’s staff very soon and then hit the exit like Ross. We are monitoring the events and following  the leads.
Like all other business in the Picard area, Witchurch Supermarket is on the brink of collapse. It is alleged that with the exception of the manager at the Witchurch supermarket all other staff are being paid under NEP and according to our reliable sources the plan is to try to keep the staff working under the NEP until after the election – whenever that is. . Unfortunately while the government allegedly provides relief to keep HHV Whitchurch the apartment owners, restaurateurs, other supermarket owners are not so lucky.

The shameful departure of Ross from Dominica, its home for 40-years will create immeasurable economic mayhem on the Dominican Economy.  We understand the importance of preaching hope to the people but hope is about being able to see that there is light ahead of the tunnel but we must be awake to focus on that light as hope is the dream for those who are awake. It is time for the people of Dominica to awake from this drunken slumber and recognize that the country needs a new direction, a well sort out plan and competent leadership to get out of this wilderness.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

BRING THEM IN, BRING THE WANDERING ACCOUNTS BACK TO US




Three weeks ago we published the article “Good Night Irene Ross Is Gone …” and Skerrit apologists responded with the “Fake News.” Prior to the “Good Night Irene article we also revealed that PM Skerrit had deliberately avoided a scheduled meeting with Ross Personnel and that the Ross representatives were quite disappointed  and felt disrespected.  Now that our stories have been completely validated what does that say about Massinthecemetery eh Tony? 

What we know for sure is that while the media is way too drunk and compromised on Skerrit’s wine, massinthecemetery is dutifully filling the void left by the floundering media. We are working behind the scene to keep the people enlightened. A democracy can only exist when the people are informed. Left to the devices of Roosevelt Skerrit, Wee Wee Pequinio , Minister Lang Sal Parry Bellot et al, the people of Dominica would be better off left in the dark. MiTC will have none of it. 



With Ross gone and 30% of Dominica’s GDP obliterated, the government must now be honest and forthright in the handling of the people’s affairs. As a country in crisis we insist that it is time that the Roosevelt Skerrit administration work to insure that all hands, wallets, relief supplies , hidden accounts both  domestic and offshore accounts are placed on the family table. Whoever own those offshore accounts we sing “Bring them in, Bring them in , Bring all the wandering accounts back to Jesus."



We learnt through the Panama Papers that Dominica as a country owned a secretive offshore account and the Prime Minister and Minister Of Finance is yet to offer an explanation of the alleged bank account in Panama. We are saying it is crunch time  Prime Minister Skerrit we want to know about this account.  

Through our relentless investigation and with the help of very resourceful confidants we also discovered the existence of some secluded offshore accounts that are allegedly directly related to Dominica. The details presented to us show the banks, account number and the amount of money in those accounts at the time of discovery. We are not at liberty to disclose the full identification numbers for these accounts, nor are we going to release the true names behind these accounts . What we will say is that the accounts belong to “Kor Pere Voler and Kor pere Chien” and if at some time in the future the Financial Investigation Unit or even the government Of Dominica becomes interested in pursuing these accounts the information is available in it’s  entirety.

Banks
Acc #
 USD Millions
Year
HSBC
9.2

CREDIT SUISSE
20
8/7/2007
CREDIT SUISSE
0512.XXXX655
7.6

HSBC
2
12/14/2011
UBS
3.35
ZURICH
BANK FREY
Z017.XXXX.258
4.82
7/18/2009
BANK FREY
GN10XXXX 8244
3.1
2010
UBS
GN158XXXX748
14.6
2010

         Total
64.67

The information shows that between 2007 and 2010 there was already US $64.67 Million hidden in offshore accounts just between Kor Pere Volere and Kor Pere Chien. We can well imagine how much more have been accumulated from 2010 through 2018.

 It is also very important to note that the account information as shown may very well be outdated. Some accounts may be dormant or some may have been relocated.  Some of the banks noted, have at some point been under much scrutiny and international law enforcement investigations and so it would be quite reasonable to assume that accounts may have been moved around as a result of scrutiny.  

The undeniable truth is that Dominica has been used as the personal fiefdom for Kor Pere Voler, Kor pere Chien and acolytes as they all hasten to build big money empires. The departure of Ross University is already causing great consternation and hardship on the masses we are sincerely asking the government departments to do their work without the interference of the politicians - please return the monies from all the offshore accounts particularly those belonging to Kor Pere Voler and Kor pere Chien.


 
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