Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has defended his decision to lead a 9 member delegation to Dubai to promote the economic Citizenship By Investment Program.

Minister Skerrit told a press conference this morning that engagements of such nature require face to face meetings.

The Prime minister visited a number of other countries including Jordan, Hong Kong and Bangkok and Morocco and described the trip as a success saying that the Dominica is poised to earn more from the Citizenship by Investment Program that what was previously announced in the 2016 Budget.

The Prime Minister says due to the nature of the competition around the world with the investment programs, he could not make a public declaration as to which countries they intended on visiting.

He says however that he did mention on three occasions including during the most recent sitting of Parliament, that he intended on visiting a number of countries after the independence celebrations to promote the Citizenship by Investment Program.

Dominica’s Leader also described as unfortunate, comments criticizing the use of local artistes in Dubai to promote Dominica’s culture.

Meantime Skerrit says work on the stalled Morocco Hotel in Portsmouth will resume after the Christmas holidays.

He also says another shipment of fertilizer from Morocco is expected soon.

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