Neo-Nazi Connections and a Bank Robbery a Setback for Dominica’s New Ambassadors

The Dominican reports that as the local and foreign press continues to focus on Dominica’s Economic Citizenship Program (ECP) and the sale of diplomatic positions to non-Dominicans, even more disturbing information is being revealed. The article focuses on the neo-Nazi connections and a conviction for a bank robbery of Mr. Serge Roger De Thibault De Boesinghe:

On October 12, 2004 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Marketing of Dominica (Ref. 204/02-2399) addressed a diplomatic note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, requesting agrément for the appointment of Mr. Serge Roger De Thibault De Boesinghe, as Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Dominica to Ireland. It turns out that in the seventies De Boesinghe became a member of an international neo-Nazi organization, the new European order, and was active in the Belgian branch of the movement. De Boesinghe was also a close friend and confidant of Leone Degrelle the former head of the Walloon Division of Hitler’s dreaded Waffen SS, which were front-line troops in the fight against the Soviet Union.

Equally disturbing is the fact that in 1980 Serge de Thibault de Boesinghe was indicted and arrested by the Belgian police for his role in a bank robbery. At the time, police fingered de Boesinghe as the ring leader and he was sentenced to five years in prison.

At the time of his conviction, de Boesinghe place was searched and several Nazi pamphlets were found as well as letters from well-known Nazis. He was also the vice president of a group of the far-right Belgian Civic League. In 1982 he won a retrial and was later released.

News of the rejection of de Boesinghe’s credentials by the Ireland government has just come to light but it reveals a pattern engaged in by the Dominican government of seeking to appoint men of dubious character as ambassadors for Dominica.

[. . .] What is very clear from the various accounts is that Dominica’s foreign policy is totally discredited and countries are wary about diplomatic appointments that are being made. [. . .] In the overwhelming majority of cases, the holders of diplomatic passports are non-Dominican nationals, usually wealthy businessmen seeking fiscal breaks in their countries, and purchased those from the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) government at undisclosed sums, but rumored to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

[Many thanks to Rod Fusco for bringing this item to our attention.]

For original article, see http://thedominican.net/2012/01/dominica-neo-nazi-appointment.html

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