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Use economic citizenship funds wisely, says ECCB governor

January 17, 2017
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Guidelines and recommendations pertaining to the use of revenue from economic citizenship programmes in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have been put forward by Governor Timothy Antoine of the ECCB.

Non-performing loans threaten ECCU financial sector

January 17, 2017
Non-performing loans threaten ECCU financial sector BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- One of the leading threats to the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) financial system is the high level of non-performing loans of banks in the countries that share the EC dollar. This is according to Timothy Antoine, governor of the Eastern Caribbean...

Commentary: It's all about land

January 17, 2017
Commentary: It's all about land As 2016 breathed its last gasps of breath one might have expected that the New Year would be the one shining light at the end of the tunnel. That hope was soon dashed by what looms over the horizon for us in Anguilla. Already strapped by the results of a nonexistent economy, a government...

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: St Lucia's finance minister: 400 horses, 800 persons employed...

January 16, 2017
Commentary: St Lucia's finance minister: 400 horses, 800 persons employed... Prime minister and minister for finance Allen Chastanet made mention at his press conference recently that 400 horses will be part of the initial phase of DSH Caribbean Star Limited racecourse on the island and that two persons will be employed to attend to each horse. He also indicated...

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.

Commentary: Re-enslavement by another name: The 'expropriation' of St Lucian lands - Part 3

January 12, 2017
Commentary: Re-enslavement by another name: The 'expropriation' of St Lucian lands - Part 3 Many moons ago Sir John Compton’s mantra echoed – “Lucians, watch your bread.” But never in his wildest dreams would he have imagined Saint Lucians would be exploited in such a manner by the United Workers Party (UWP) and government he once led. This is, of course, actually regressive.

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...

British minister strengthens UK-Caribbean relationship with visit

January 10, 2017
British minister strengthens UK-Caribbean relationship with visit LONDON, England -- Baroness Anelay, the British Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories and Caribbean is visiting the region to further strengthen the UK’s links with the Caribbean. The minister will travel for the first time to Anguilla, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia from 8-12 January.

Commentary: Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler: Replace the Queen with Dwight Venner on the EC dollar!

January 10, 2017
Commentary: Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler: Replace the Queen with Dwight Venner on the EC dollar! I grew-up at Hospital Road in Castries in the 1960s and 70s, seeing Dwight Venner walking up and down, to and from his nearby family home, ‘going to town’ and returning from St Mary’s College, the island’s top Catholic school for boys. Much younger, I attended primary school. But from my...

St Lucia opposition describes new citizenship rules as 'desecration'

January 9, 2017
St Lucia opposition describes new citizenship rules as 'desecration' CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Opposition leader, Philip J Pierre, has described recent changes to Saint Lucia’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP) by the current United Workers Party (UWP) government as a “desecration” of the programme. The CIP programme was launched in January 2016...

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...

Commentary: Re-enslavement by another name: The 'expropriation' of St Lucian lands - Part 2

January 9, 2017
Commentary: Re-enslavement by another name: The 'expropriation' of St Lucian lands - Part 2 In the aftermath of the June 2016 general elections in Saint Lucia, the approach by the Allen Chastanet-led administration has been geared towards change, except is reality tells a far different story. Saint Lucia is blessed with Nobel laureates Sir Derek Walcott for literature and Sir Arthur Lewis for economics.

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...

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”...

Commentary: Re-enslavement by another name: The 'expropriation' of St Lucian lands - Part 1

January 5, 2017
Commentary: Re-enslavement by another name: The 'expropriation' of St Lucian lands - Part 1 Life beyond the Allen Chastanet-led administration’s honeymoon has serious repercussions in regard to the governance of Saint Lucia, heading into its first full year in power. On that new basis, comrade Stevaco Joseph’s conscious New Year’s messages defined and reaffirmed the...

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...

Commentary: '99 years for the consideration of US$1 per acre': Everybody needs to chill out - Part 2

December 21, 2016
Commentary: '99 years for the consideration of US$1 per acre': Everybody needs to chill out - Part 2 Plans for the new session of the parliament of Saint Lucia, commencing April 1, 2017, are afoot for major government agenda and priorities that will profoundly shape life today and the future. In the light of such, many are relying on the system of constitutional checks and balances to ensure...

Commentary: '99 years for the consideration of US$1 per acre': Everybody needs to chill out - Part 1

December 19, 2016
Commentary: '99 years for the consideration of US$1 per acre': Everybody needs to chill out - Part 1 Set on believing the government of Saint Lucia, namely, that a press conference would be held (over two weeks) based on anonymous sources and leaks of the DSH Caribbean Star Limited framework agreement, everybody needs to just chill out – but that hasn’t happened. Quite the reverse.

Commentary: The Caribbean must help erase and correct the colossal Columbus lie!

December 19, 2016
Commentary: The Caribbean must help erase and correct the colossal Columbus lie! As they’ve always done for as long as all alive can remember, Saint Lucians on December 13th celebrated a dubious ‘National Day’ holiday on a date with no place in the island’s history. For centuries, 13th December was celebrated here as ‘Discovery Day’, following taught belief that Christopher Columbus...

Visiting yachtsmen warned about new scam in St Lucia

December 15, 2016
Visiting yachtsmen warned about new scam in St Lucia MARIGOT BAY, St Lucia -- Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) has reported a first-hand account of a new scam perpetrated on visiting yachtsmen from a cruiser anchored In Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia. On a particularly windy day last Saturday, after a strong gust, a cruiser crewmember...

Commentary: Asian thoroughbreds to bankroll St Lucia

December 8, 2016
Commentary: Asian thoroughbreds to bankroll St Lucia Financial perspectives are crucial; as such, theorists ought to be knowledgeable in thought and action, particularly when coupled with authority for public policy. According to minister in the ministry of finance, Ubaldus Raymond’s economic theory, and most recent remarks on Bank of Saint Lucia...

Commonwealth offers plan to stave off 'time bomb' of government liabilities

December 6, 2016
Commonwealth offers plan to stave off 'time bomb' of government liabilities LONDON, England -- Governments could be hit by huge unexpected pay-outs if steps are not taken to manage hidden liabilities in unfunded pensions, loan guarantees, disaster relief and other contingencies. This is the stark warning in a recent Commonwealth report, offering countries...

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