Attorney General says Citizenship for Di Silvestris Was Transparent
Following the controversy surrounding Dominica’s participation at the recently concluded Sochi Olympics in Russia, Dominica’s Attorney General, Mr. Levi Peter, has broken his silence on the matter.
Mr. Peter says, the process of granting citizenship for the couple was fair and transparent.
The couple, Gary and Angelica Di Silvestre’s, application was reviewed in August of 2012 by Mr. Peter himself along with the Head of Special Branch of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Fore.
Mr. Peter noted, the Silvestris submitted all the necessary documents required for the programme and were reviewed by the due diligence process, and were subjected to an interview like everyone else.
He noted, the citizenship was not granted based on any promise of an assurance to build a children’s hospital on the Island.
According to him, if the Di Silvestris mentioned anything about a contribution they need to clarify, but as far as he knows they only paid their contribution of US $100,000, which is required for the Economic Citizenship Programme under which they applied.
He added, if any Institution received a contribution from the Di Silvestris, then they must come forward and speak out.