Justice is best served in broad daylight, and not in the shadows. This appears to be a civil suit pending in Dominica High Court, against Citizanship by Investment Unit (CBI/CIU) chief EMMANUEL NANTHAN. The plaintiff is MOHAMMED RAAAD AL-QAISI. Given the defendant's occupation, we must assume that the action is related to the CBI passport program, but
not only are we unable to secure a copy of the complaint, the judge actually closed the courtroom to the press and public during the June 15 hearing. We therefore cannot tell you the details. The court file is liekwise unavailable.
As we know, democracy dies in darkness. As Dominica descends into true Police State status, with its paramilitary police in camouflage, brandishing assault weapons, and driving Chinse armored cars, keeping the hard truth from the public by closing the courtroom should be expected. Nevetheless, I do not like it one bit, and imagine that the legion of Dominica expats doesn't like it either.
What's this case about, Mr. Nanthan ?