CBI CHAIRPERSON INITIATES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST BLOGGER
Written by George Grant on December 10, 2017
The contents of a number of blogs appearing online and attributed to U.S blogger, Kenneth Rijock have triggered a swift response from the chairperson of Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Committee, Kaisha Ince. The blogs claim to expose an alleged illegal diplomatic passport scheme, rampant corruption, marital infidelity, and anti-black prejudice.
However, Ince has roundly rejected the latest blogpost which, she says, has unsubstantiated issues being put out as facts intended to mislead and deceive people, and to disrupt Grenada’s CBI Programme. She said that this is a paid campaign to try to discredit a number of successful CBI programmes in the region, including our own.
Grenada’s CBI program commenced in 2014, and has, according to Finance Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell, yielded receipts of $128.4 million as at the end of October, 2017.
In a release issued on Monday, Ince described Rijock as a proven and bold-faced liar, who has manufactured the text messages, ascribing purported conversations between the Prime Minister and herself that never took place. She added that as a convicted criminal with no credibility whatsoever, he sells himself and his blog to other criminals and persons who are strangers to the truth to disseminate fake news.
Rijock, however, maintains that he is in possession of screenshots of her text messages and refutes her denials.
On Friday, legal action was initiated against Mr. Rijock by Ms. Ince.