Grenadian sources are reporting that the country's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program has approved citizen applications for nationals of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK), more commonly known as North Korea, most of whose leaders, agencies, banks and government-controlled corporations are sanctioned by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in addition to massive United Nations sanctions. Has Grenada no understanding of its international obligations and responsibilities ?
It is also alleged that Kaisha Ince*, who commands the CBI program, and who is ultimately responsible for all decisions on applications, personally approved the North Koreans. Given that Ince is a known paramour of the (married) Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell, and the PM has ultimate authority for the CBI program, he can be considered strictly liable for any program misconduct, or illegal acts Ince commits, in the name of the Government of Grenada.
It is humbly suggested that a responsible, nonpolitical entity confirm that North Koreans do now hold CBI passports from Grenada, by independently reviewing the records of the program, and making public its findings. If there is a factual basis for these allegations, then the voters of Grenada had best take steps to replace PM Mitchell at the next election, lest they find Grenada leaders abruptly blacklisted by OFAC, their travel to the United States severely restricted, or even banned, and their banks cast adrift, losing correspondent relationships with American financial institutions, and the country's reputation stained by its links to North Korea, a national security risk.
*We have previously detailed Ince's misconduct, while in office, on this blog, and provided evidence in support thereof. She was recorded asserting that she would have the article removed from this blog. They remain online, attesting to her malfeasance in office, and rampant corruption.
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant