February 13, 2013
Some Caribbean islands are selling citizenship to make up for budget shortfalls. One such island, Dominica, has a new citizen named Hadi Mezawi, who never even set foot on the black-sand beaches.
Despite this, Mezawi, a Palestinian, recently received his brand new Dominican passport — after he sent off a $100,000 contribution to the tropical nation.
[...] Most of those who participate in the islands selling citizenship programs are seeking a second passport to provide them with hassle-free travel or a good escape should things turn sour at home, notes Yahoo! News.