Roseau, Dominica (TDN)
- A company registered in Dominica in the name of an Indian listed as a sole director and said to belong to a Dominican diplomat has been featured in the Paradise Papers.
The company, Silverline Estate Limited, was incorporated in Dominica and registered on August 8, 2016 as a for profit entity.
The documents list the sole Director of the company as Pavitar Singh Uppal an Indian national in which he describes himself as a real estate developer.
When the Indian Express newspaper reached Pavitar Singh by phone a few days ago he informed them that the company belongs to his brother-in-law who lives in Dominica, but declined to give his name.
He however told the newspaper that “he is a well-known person in Dominica and has been appointed as a high-ranking diplomat.”
TDN attempted to reach Dominica’s minister of foreign affairs for a comment on the matter but repeated calls were not returned.
Just last year Francine Baron who serves as foreign minister flatly refused to provide a list of the names of the country’s diplomats after it was requested in the country’s parliament by opposition leader Lennox Linton.
The Paradise Papers reveals some of the world’s biggest businesses, heads of state and global figures in politics, entertainment and sport who have sheltered their wealth in secretive tax havens, some in the island of Dominica.