Caribbean countries deny selling diplomatic passports

Several Caribbean countries are now either denying allegations or keeping silent since an Al Jazeera report broke detailing that there is widespread corruption involving the Citizenship by Investment programmes.

Prime Minister Keith Mitchell says Grenada has not been selling diplomatic passports.

The report, which was released last week has sent shockwaves throughout the Caribbean and by extension the world, as persons scramble to protect their names and their integrity.

The report details how persons with questionable backgrounds are being appointed ambassadors of Dominica, Grenada and other countries by paying large sums of money to get the protections afforded under a diplomatic passport.

It even showcases a sting operation involving a former Prime Minister of Dominica who, it says, tried to broker a deal for an undercover reporter.

However, since the story broke, a number of countries have come out denying the report. Among them is the Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell, who says he has no idea about what Al Jazeera is talking about.