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St Lucia opposition pledges to review all economic citizenships granted under new rules

January 16, 2017
St Lucia opposition pledges to review all economic citizenships granted under new rules CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has announced it will review every economic citizenship granted by the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) under new citizenship by investment programme (CIP) rules recently promulgated by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.

Citizenship consultants criticise Caribbean 'Passports for Sale' broadcast

January 16, 2017
Citizenship consultants criticise Caribbean 'Passports for Sale' broadcast BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Henley & Partners, a global residence and citizenship planning firm, with its headquarters in Europe, has criticised the CBS 60 Minutes television programme aired on January 1, 2017, as “one-sided”, saying that Caribbean citizenship-by-investment programmes...

Commentary: Linton; holding the doo doo stick

January 16, 2017
Commentary: Linton; holding the doo doo stick The leader of Dominica’s opposition, Lennox Linton, went on CBS’s 60 Minutes to paint our CBI program and, by extension, the other programs in the OECS as mail order type programs. This was all CBS needed to paint our CBI program as a potential threat to the United States.

Commentary: The View from Europe: The real challenge of citizenship programmes

January 14, 2017
Commentary: The View from Europe: The real challenge of citizenship programmes A few days into the New Year, Saint Lucia’s prime minister, Allen Chastanet, suggested that all five of the Eastern Caribbean nations that sell citizenship by investment (CBI) should develop a joint approach through the OECS secretariat. His proposal, which is unlikely to be adopted, came amid...

Definite benefits to citizenship by investment programmes, says Caribbean travel writer

January 13, 2017
Definite benefits to citizenship by investment programmes, says Caribbean travel writer LONDON, England -- There are definite benefits to the citizenship by investment programmes across the Caribbean, says Caribbean & Co. founder, Ursula Petula Barzey on the heels of a recent CBS 60 Minutes report called Passports for Sale, which painted a very negative picture.

Marriott International brings luxury Autograph Collection to Dominica

January 13, 2017
Marriott International brings luxury Autograph Collection to Dominica ROSEAU, Dominica -- Silver Beach Resort and Spa, one of the approved citizenship by investment real estate developments in Dominica is now part of the world’s largest hotel chain - Marriott International. The five-star luxury resort, which will debut on Dominica’s picturesque northwest coast...

St Vincent PM remains opposed to economic citizenship

January 11, 2017
St Vincent PM remains opposed to economic citizenship BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has reiterated his disdain for the economic citizenship programmes being operated by some member states of the OECS. Gonsalves in his latest comment on the matter emphasized that...

CBS broadcast stood still in time, says head of St Kitts-Nevis citizenship unit

January 9, 2017
CBS broadcast stood still in time, says head of St Kitts-Nevis citizenship unit BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The citizenship by investment programmes in the Caribbean are major talking points after a CBS 60 Minutes feature highlighted potential threats they pose to the national security interests of the US. Caribbean leaders have been swift to respond to what was...

Former St Kitts-Nevis minister weighs in on Caribbean citizenship programmes

January 7, 2017
Former St Kitts-Nevis minister weighs in on Caribbean citizenship programmes BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- With claims being made by the Dominica prime minister and various people on social media that Caribbean citizenship by investment programmes (CIPs) are being unfairly targeted by the CBS network in the United States, former St Kitts and Nevis minister...

Consultants affirm support for citizenship programmes in the Caribbean

January 7, 2017
Consultants affirm support for citizenship programmes in the Caribbean NEW YORK, USA -- Apex Capital Partners Corp., an advisory firm specializing in investment consulting and wealth management for a multinational audience, has commented on the state of the citizenship by investment (CIP) industry following scrutiny from an internationally broadcast...

St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme encourages applications from families

January 7, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme encourages applications from families BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Les Khan, CEO of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), announced on Wednesday that the Cabinet has approved changes to the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme to better integrate applicants into the life of the Federation by supporting...

Stakeholders weigh in on Caribbean citizenship programmes

January 6, 2017
Stakeholders weigh in on Caribbean citizenship programmes NEW YORK, USA -- A statement issued on Wednesday by a public relations agency in New York has attempted to address the topic of citizenship by investment programmes in the Caribbean highlighted by the January 1 segment on '60 Minutes', and to bring to light “inaccuracies” made...

Commentary: Passports: Sale or saviour?

January 6, 2017
Commentary: Passports: Sale or saviour? On January 1, “60 Minutes”, an investigative programme aired by the US television company, CBS Corporation, ran a segment on “citizenship by investment programmes” (CIP) that are operated by several countries around the world. For reasons best known to itself, “60 Minutes”...

St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme invites applicants to play a part in life, culture and economy

January 3, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme invites applicants to play a part in life, culture and economy BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CIU) -- Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, in his New Year’s address to the nation, talked about 2017 as a year of growth and resilience, themes that sit well with the way in which the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme is shaping up. Since the appointment of...

St Lucia goes cheap

December 30, 2016
St Lucia goes cheap CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Apparently abandoning its initial “Michelle Obama approach” to its hitherto up-market citizenship by investment (CBI) programme, namely, “When they go low, we go high,” Saint Lucia has now gone cheap. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, who is also the minister responsible...

Former minister calls on St Kitts-Nevis government to name diplomatic passport holders

December 29, 2016
Former minister calls on St Kitts-Nevis government to name diplomatic passport holders BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Former minister Dwyer Astaphan has called on the current government to clarify the number of people holding St Kitts and Nevis diplomatic passports. Astaphan, speaking on WINN FM’s Voices programme on Wednesday, also reiterated calls for proper...

Economic benefits of new St Kitts hotel to be felt for generations, says developer

December 3, 2016
Economic benefits of new St Kitts hotel to be felt for generations, says developer BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Hotel developments such as the Park Hyatt St Kitts- Christophe Harbour provide sustainable, long-term economic benefits to the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis for generations, says Mohammed Asaria, vice chairman of Range Developments.

St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme changes designed to attract investors of good character

December 1, 2016
St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme changes designed to attract investors of good character BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Owing to the challenges faced by the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment (CBI) programme, there was a need to reengineer, reorganize and recalibrate the programme, thus allowing it to attract investors of good character to make a substantial...

Dominica PM and Cabinet ministers inspect progress at Cabrits Resort Kempinksi

October 31, 2016
Dominica PM and Cabinet ministers inspect progress at Cabrits Resort Kempinksi ROSEAU, Dominica -- The prime minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit and his cabinet of Ministers joined the principals of Range Developments for a tour of the construction site of the Cabrits Resort Kempinski at Douglas Bay in Portsmouth last Wednesday. Skerrit said the project was...

Citizenship sales helping to keep Eastern Caribbean economies afloat

October 26, 2016
Citizenship sales helping to keep Eastern Caribbean economies afloat BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Revenues earned from the sale of citizenship are supporting the economic recovery being experienced in the Eastern Caribbean countries. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) country report on the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union...

St Lucia PM did all he could to undermine citizenship programme, opposition alleges

October 25, 2016
St Lucia PM did all he could to undermine citizenship programme, opposition alleges CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) said in a press statement that, while leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) in opposition, newly elected Prime Minister Allen Chastanet did all he could to undermine the country’s recently launched citizenship...

St Kitts-Nevis citizenship unit announces accelerated application process

October 19, 2016
St Kitts-Nevis citizenship unit announces accelerated application process DUBAI, UAE -- Since taking up his post as the new CEO of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Les Khan has been working hard to implement reforms that will define the citizenship by investment (CBI) program as innovative and an international leader once again.

Caribbean aquaculture projects offer new citizenship by investment opportunities

October 18, 2016
Caribbean aquaculture projects offer new citizenship by investment opportunities DUBAI, UAE -- Grenada Sustainable Aquaculture (GSA) and Antigua Sustainable Aquaculture (ASA) have recently received the full support from both countries’ governments. The open ocean environment combined with integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) and good husbandry...

Antigua-Barbuda launches $125 million film financing program

September 23, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda launches $125 million film financing program TORONTO, Canada -- Film producer Rudy Langlais (“The Hurricane,” “Sugar Hill”) and partners, entrepreneur Valmiki Kempadoo, producer Don Allan and veteran film executive Neil Sacker have closed an equity financing agreement with the government of Antigua and Barbuda.

New CBI projects in Dominica to 'transform economy'

September 19, 2016
New CBI projects in Dominica to 'transform economy' ROSEAU, Dominica -- Earlier this month, the government of Dominica signed agreements for three additional major developments under the citizenship by investment (CBI) programme, which it said will “transform the economy”. At a signing ceremony on Monday, September 5, 2016...

St Kitts-Nevis rebranded CBI programme is the platinum standard, says PM

September 17, 2016
St Kitts-Nevis rebranded CBI programme is the platinum standard, says PM BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris noted on Monday that, for the last 18 months, the government of St Kitts and Nevis has worked hard to redeem its citizenship by investment (CBI) programme through its rebranding and vision approach, which focuses on...

St Kitts-Nevis announces new head of rebranded citizenship-by-investment unit

September 13, 2016
St Kitts-Nevis announces new head of rebranded citizenship-by-investment unit BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris on Monday announced at a national conference of service providers and developers under the citizenship-by-investment (CBI) program in St Kitts and Nevis that Les Khan is the new head of the Citizenship-by-Investment Unit.

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