Linton says Choksi was removed from Antigua with the help of Dominica to by-pass ongoing extradition proceedings

Dominica's opposition Leader Lennox Linton

Statement by Dominica’s main opposition the United Workers Party.

The presence of Indian born Antigua and Barbuda citizen Mehul Choksi in Dominica following allegations that he was kidnapped in Antigua, beaten, ferried to Dominica, and taken into the country against his will highlights once again the extent to which departments of government are involved in organized crime under the influence and/or direction of the regime of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.


The Parliamentary Opposition calls for an immediate end to this reckless “No law, No
Constitution” governance conduct that disgraces Dominica as a rogue element in the family of nations and endangers the rule of law foundation for the advancement of civility in the global community.

Mehul Choksi, wanted in India on bank fraud charges, criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, and money laundering bought Antigua and Barbuda citizenship through the Citizenship by Investment Program in 2017. Choksi has been living in Antigua and Barbuda since 2018 and is opposing court action to revoke his Antigua and Barbuda citizenship and have him extradited to India.

With that matter pending in the High Court of Antigua and Barbuda, State actors under the
leadership of the Prime Minister of Dominica appear to be part of plot against the rule of law protection guaranteed to citizens that is effectively undermining the judiciary in the jurisdiction of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court for the benefit of a foreign power.


The removal of Choksi from Antigua and Barbuda, (where according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne, he enjoys the constitutional privileges of citizenship) to Dominica, was intended to facilitate his transfer to India without having to wait on the outcome of the ongoing extradition proceedings scheduled for hearing in November 2021. To that extent, Dominica has been conscripted to unlawfully violate the constitutional rights of an Antiguan citizen for crass political purposes.


The following facts of his transfer to Dominica are extremely disturbing, indicative as they are of the involvement of the government of Dominica in the abduction and smuggling of criminally accused economic citizens across international borders:

  1. The operators of the Vincentian registered, St Lucia based schooner on which Choksi
    was transported to Dominica on May 23rd, 2021 declared three crew members and two
    Indian passengers, not including Choksi, to the authorities on departure from Antigua
    and Barbuda;
  2. Choksi arrived in Dominica with no passport and no personal belongings. The two Indian
    passengers on the Schooner were taken into Covid 19 quarantine and Choksi who was
    met by senior Police Officers when he came ashore was detained in a police cell and
    then quarantined on May 28th, 2021 – five days later;
  3. On May 25th, 2021, the operators of the schooner made a false declaration to the
    Dominica Customs Authority that they arrived in Dominica on May 25th, 2021 with three crew members and two passengers, not including Choksi. Notwithstanding the false declaration, the schooner was cleared by Customs to leave for St Lucia on the same day,
    May 25th, 2021;
  4. After Choksi’s lawyers filed a Habeas Corpus petition in the Dominica High Court, Police
    charged Choksi with illegal entry into Dominica;
  5. With Choksi in police custody in Dominica, Antigua, and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston
    Browne asked Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to deport him to India and not to
    Antigua and Barbuda. He subsequently confirmed that a private jet of Qatar Executive
    Airlines arrived in Dominica on May 28th, 2021 from New Delhi with documents from the
    Indian government indicating that Choksi is a fugitive from justice;
  6. The High Court Judge in Dominica placed a gag order on lawyers in the Habeas Corpus
    matter preventing them from saying anything to the media until the conclusion of the
    matter; and the airport staff have been instructed that taking pictures of the
    Bombardier Global 5000 jet of Qatar Executive airlines is strictly prohibited.
    The unusual and calculatedly discriminatory behavior of the Police that allowed them to take
    Choksi into custody with no questions for the crew and passengers who brought him toDominica against his will seems to confirm that Police, Immigration and Customs Officials were
    instructed by higher authorities in the Office of the Prime Minister and/or the Cabinet of
    We demand a full investigation to ensure that justice is done in respect of:
    ▪ The obvious collaboration between the governments of Dominica, Antigua, and Barbuda
    and India is undermining the judiciary in the Eastern Caribbean
    ▪ The Police, Immigration and Customs Officials who openly allowed violations of the law
    to 1) facilitate the operators of St Lucia based schooner, and 2) detain Choksi on
    allegations of illegal entry
    ▪ The Ministers of Government who instructed and/or influenced Police, Immigration and
    Customs Officials unlawfully facilitate the inhumane transfer of Choksi to Dominica
    We demand urgent remedial action to remove the stain from this unfortunate incident on the
    image of Dominica and restore our country’s reputation as a responsible member of the family
    of nations, diligently carrying out the rule of law responsibilities of international development.

Antigua PM denies plot with Dominica PM to send Choksi back to India

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  1. Sounds quite possible and probable. The plot thickens. I think this is deeper than we have heard thus far.

  2. I wonder if is because election coming soon why they made such a desperate move 🤔 they should have just leave things be. Words I live by: You gotta know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em, know when to walk away and know when to run. You should have walked away, leave the man alone, let the court proceedings proceed. He wasn’t stirring up trouble, me never hear nor see he, you stir up your own ants nest. A man is quiet in the land let him be. Mek India fight dem own bakkle. Guess some folks was interested in the man money. Mehul right, who the hell are you people? Ar you help he allegedly thief um? Why you guys think you should get a cut. Unno very bright.

  3. I see with time Linton getting more rapid. Have a suspicion that the next election in DM will see his party with even less votes than before. People want a sound mind at the top, not a raving lunatic.

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  4. And that is exactly what world dictator traitor tyrant liar Gaston Browne tried to do. That scum Gaston thinks he can force his will on anyone and at anytime. His desperate tactics are not going unnoticed and he and the rest of his maggots in cabinet will go down as well as face their crimes for stealing our lands, our taxes and abusing their positions by practicing their creative enrichment schemes.

    • Hopefully you were born after 2014. Do you remember the reigns of the UPPITES? Do you remember in front of Joe’s Mike on the western side that their supporters used to gather and harass any known Labor Party supporters? Do you remember that they took back Lands from born Antiguans and give them to their supporters? Do you remember the Police massacre? Do you remy that they brought Canadian’s Police to lock their opponents? Do you remember they attempted to silence ZDK caused they didn’t want any criticism? Do you remember that they terminated 90 workers from the Port? Their dictatorial list’s is so long it would it take me years to State. You can’t be serious about GB being the world biggest dictator. Disagree with him but he is certainly not a dictator. People like you with your continuous Diatribes wouldn’t winning too much support. Keep it up and you will be exposed at the right time for your foolishness.

      • Yes, during those times most Antiguans caught hells. It was a dark time in our history. People have a fairly good memory of those times, and won’t give them an opportunity to take power in 50 years. GB is a man for times such as this. Antigua supports their Prime Minister.

        • A man who takes the good vaccination in secret and says that he has sovereignty over his body yet wants to force people to take the inferior vaccination. That is what you call a man for these times.

      • Let us talk about the the shooting of Cornel Benjamin- why did you forget that

        Nigel Christian- we want to know the truth?

        Why don’t we know who forged a signature

        Who gave a passport to Choski

        Who made Antigua lose its waiver-free arrangement with Canada

        Who gave away your land to the Chinese

        Who hates to see black people prosper

        Who was poor 10 years ago

        Who has pensioners suffering- never has it so hard

        Why can’t students get their money

        Poor LIAT workers

        Who gives the construction jobs to himself

        Who told his Ministers to enrich themselves

        Who giving non-nationals hell

        Who signed his name to a gun-factory in our island

        These days are like days in hell. If you lived here you would know

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  5. Just put this old fool on the plane and ship him home to India, and they can deal with him accordingly.

  6. It’s way deep. It’s a bottomless pit of corruption, greed and power. The head of the snake with the fangs that bite with venom have chosen demarcate the rule of law and international good practices and seek to bypass the judiciary to reimburse the hand that provided a major donation of pharmaceuticals to Antigua and Dominica. To repatriate a wanted fugitive without due process.

    Long live Leroy King. His case should stand as legal precedent.

  7. It is now known that Choksi and his girlfriend/s frequently came to Dominica for late-night partying and fun.
    Both Lennox Linton and Roosevelt Skerrit will need to answer as to why this global fugitive and renowned Choksi was/still is in our country, in the first place!
    Instead of kicking-out thief’s and criminal scoundrel’s with massive illegal fortunes, these most-opportunistic, shameless politicians are sniping at each other! And regretfully, the legal fraternity too consider this as a golden $$ opportunity!
    Meanwhile, let us hope, the notorious “Citizenship by Investment” program is re-visited and re-formed.

  8. While Choksi’s deportation case is due for hearing in the ‘High Court of Justice Commonwealth of Dominica’ with a battery of lawyer’s already flown-in a chartered flight from London, latest news reports say that his kin lead by brother Chetan Choksi have reached Dominica with loads of cash stashed in 8 big suitcases!
    Makes wonder how much of the ‘defrauded 2 Billion USD’ has been carted away to safe houses and available to “buy freedom” and ensure “complete travesty of justice”!

  9. I think it’s a bit disturbing when you offer someone citizenship when it suits you, but then try every underhand way to remove them from the island, and have them deported to another country for political reasons. This should have been a matter for the courts to decide. Plain and simple! There is such a stink with this whole situation, but the powers that be know it will be pushed under the carpet, and the people will let it be, because they have short memories. The judicial system should have an enquiry into what happened, and who was complicit. A citizen should NEVER be treated this way, regardless if native or appointed. If the PM will allow this to happen to him, no doubt he will sell out others! We the people need to make sure this never happens again. This is not a RED or BLUE issue!!!!

    • You sure are Chetan Choksi!
      How much money will go to who all, will always be a mystery…
      Well, whoever is the Judge or Prosecutor, this is a golden opportunity to milk!

  10. TENMAN are you a sane person? The objections of Lennox Linton, as well as the UPP, with what is happening with the Mehul Choksi international scandal involving India and the Prime Ministers of Antigua and Dominica, is that they are all breaching their own domestic laws and constitutions as well as international law. Under the latter, Choksi is a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda but Gaston Browne does not give a DAMN about the rights of an Antiguan citizen in another country. Irrespective of the alleged crime Choksi has committed in India, he is entitled to certain rights both under domestic and international law. It is not Lennox Linton that is getting more rapid but you and your incessant stupidity.

    • Why wasn’t Lennox concerned about the rights of Monfared who was Dominican cbi citizen. He wanted him out of Dominica by any means necessary. This Dominican opposition leader continues to be a lieing hypocrite.

    • Don’t waste your time trying to educate Tenman. He has shown his true colours time and time again and for that reason I for one would not entertain any sort of discussion with him as I am not a gluten for punishment or stupidity. Besides, from his posts, I would conclude that he is someone very close to the PM and/or the ABLP. A point that further allows me to opin that he has lost many of his mental fragments throughout his years of brown-nosing.

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    • Certainly LL fits the bill of a Politrickian with no.integrity and morality. Common, you are supposed to be a Lawyer and this rapid man is making statements without any evidence of facts and you are supporting his nonsense due to Politics. Goodness…. Gracious…you guys would support falsehoods because of Politics. It’s so shameful.

    • I heard your party chairman via Indian media now having to defend UPP foolish stance. You guys are so dunce, no real strategy. You walked right into this, now the stench is on the UPP as wanting to aid a wanted fellon. Boss I understand more and more why you support them, party of dunces. Linton just oike UPP showed his departation diring the last elections in DM. Man lost whatever littlle respect he had left. Must be why you guys on the same bandwagon

      • TENMAN you are the one that is so dunce (to use your word) it is mind boggling. How is the UPP aiding Mehul Choksi. All the UPP has stated over and over again is that Mehul Choksi is a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda and should be accorded all rights under the law and constitution of the country. Even if Choksi is still a citizen of India as your have argued, he still should be accorded the protection of the law and all due process should be followed regarding his deportation or extradition to whichever country. TENMAN that is the simple issue. Isn’t it pellucidly clear as Sir Lester would say. What the hell about that you do not understand. It has nothing to do with supporting or not supporting Choksi. It has to do the the application of the law.

        • Boss tell the Indian public why UPP don’t want DM to deport him to India. Recall once telling you that you argue like the scribes and pharisees (no heart). Man is also a citizen of India but your bitterness caused you to close your eyes to that. Watch how your kind of thinking has now further diminished the image of the UPP. Isaac was almost in tears trying to make the argument that they believe in law. Brethren, the man allegedly stole billions in India, get out the way of him facing the courts there.

          • TENMAN now I know you just talk (write) but are much confused and exhibit very little understanding of the facts. No one in the UPP is opposed the Choksi going back to India to face whatever charges he has there. All we are saying is that the law must be followed in getting him back there. That is the false narrative that Gaston Browne and the ALP is pushing that the UPP is against Choksi’s deportation or extradition. This is similar to your false narrative that the UPP is against vaccination. The Antiguan people need to wake up and see through all of Gaston and the ALP falsehoods.

  11. To early to comment……

    Questions though
    1 Where and when Choksi was beaten?

    2 Where in Jolly Harbour did the boat depart?

    3 When did the vessel arrive in Antigua and who were the crew at that time?

    4 How long is it before a person can be declared missing?

    5 Was he abducted from the street or an apartment?

    6 Did he leave home in a vehicle or on foot?

    7 Where are his cell phones ?

    8 Was he conscious or unconscious for the journey?

    9 Did he get sea sick?

    10 Did he cry out for help?

  12. In our system, a man is presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.

    There is a constitution that governs the operation of this nation. We CANNOT and MUST not flaunt the constitution to suite our schemes. It must be held as standard for ALL.
    This is a SERIOUS, MESSY CASE and the TRUTH must be told. Not FACTS ! We DEMAND TRUTH.

    If governments were involved in any clandestine and corrupt events; then those who orchestrated this plot must RESIGN FORTHWITH and then taken through the same constitutional system that they are attempting to circumvent to effect corrupt practices.

    This is how a democracy works. One way or another, TRUTH SHALL BE REVEALED.


    Only make you free if you live by the truth.

  13. “People are linked together by enmity than by love.”
    ― Shūsaku Endō, Deep River

    This fugitive scamster Choksi and his Billions will ensure our people, politicians and country will forever be condemned to hell. His family, brother and army of lawyers must now be busy greasing the fat pockets of all who matter.

    Let us all pray that we are rid of this cancer.
    My God bless the learned Judge with some enlightenment.

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