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Dominica denies selling blank passports

April 22, 2017
Dominica denies selling blank passports ROSEAU, Dominica -- The ministry of justice, immigration and national security in Dominica has denied published allegations that up to 10,000 blank Dominican passports were supplied to Moroccan ambassador, Mohamed Benjilany, during one or more visits to the Caribbean island in 2016.

Nobody is selling passports illegally out of briefcases, says Dominica minister

April 19, 2017
Nobody is selling passports illegally out of briefcases, says Dominica minister ROSEAU, Dominica (CBN4) -- Minister for health and environment Dr Kenneth Darroux has stressed that any myths being spread about Dominica’s citizenship by investment (CBI) programme should be dispelled. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, that we make no apologies for this program...

St Lucia PM called on to adhere to economic citizenship law

April 15, 2017
St Lucia PM called on to adhere to economic citizenship law CASTRIES, St Lucia -- During his weekly television broadcast last week, former Saint Lucia government minister, Richard Frederick, called on Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to follow the law in relation to the country’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP). Frederick said that the current...

Commentary: The weakness of assaults on second citizenship

April 15, 2017
Commentary: The weakness of assaults on second citizenship Citizenship by investment programmes (CIPs) are operated, in one form or another, by many countries, including the US, Canada, and several European Union (EU) nations. Yet, commentators in various media single out Caribbean countries and Malta for adverse comment. The adverse comments...

St Lucia citizenship unit counters opposition pledge to review economic citizenships

April 14, 2017
St Lucia citizenship unit counters opposition pledge to review economic citizenships CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) in Saint Lucia has attempted to counter a pledge by the opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) to review every citizenship granted by the current government under the country’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP).

Buyers beware of St Lucia citizenship program, say experts

April 11, 2017
Buyers beware of St Lucia citizenship program, say experts CASTRIES St Lucia -- Caveat emptor, or buyer beware, is the message from industry experts in relation to Saint Lucia’s newly redesigned citizenship-by-investment program (CIP), which has come in for renewed criticism for its non-transferability from generation to generation, but also...

Call for foreign investment belied by Grenada government actions

April 8, 2017
Call for foreign investment belied by Grenada government actions ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Speaking at a recent Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Economic Growth Forum, held in Grenada, minister for economic development Oliver Joseph said his government should offer incentives to the private sector and seek to attract foreign direct investment.

St Lucia opposition pledges to review every citizenship granted by current government

April 7, 2017
St Lucia opposition pledges to review every citizenship granted by current government CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Following a walk out on Tuesday by all opposition parliamentarians after a motion to reverse changes to the citizenship by investment programme (CIP) was removed from the order paper, the opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has pledged to review every citizenship...

Fallout continues from 60 Minutes 'Passports for Sale' broadcast

April 6, 2017
Fallout continues from 60 Minutes 'Passports for Sale' broadcast GENEVA, Switzerland -- The fallout continues from a controversial “60 Minutes” investigative programme aired by the US television network CBS on January 1, which focused on the citizenship by investment programmes (CIP) operated by three out of the five Caribbean islands that offer...

US advisory against St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme still in effect

March 25, 2017
US advisory against St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme still in effect BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- While the United States has welcomed the efforts made by St Kitts and Nevis to tighten its citizenship by investment programme, and is working with the federation to make the programme a model one, according to US Ambassador Linda Taglialatela...

Global citizenship: Opportunities in the age of uncertainty

March 24, 2017
Global citizenship: Opportunities in the age of uncertainty DUBAI, UAE -- The 2017 edition of the Global Citizen Forum will be held in Doha, Qatar on November 5 and 6. Global citizens, world leaders, policymakers, philanthropists, celebrities and thought leaders will gather to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world, particularly migration...

CBI financed development paves way for future projects in Dominica

March 23, 2017
CBI financed development paves way for future projects in Dominica ROSEAU, Dominica -- Citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes are not usually associated with creating new affordable housing communities. However, the Petite Savanne Resettlement Programme in Dominica is a ground-breaking scheme to rehouse residents displaced by...

Subtle but key differences in Caribbean citizenship programmes

March 23, 2017
Subtle but key differences in Caribbean citizenship programmes MIAMI, USA -- It is often tempting to lump together the five citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes of the Eastern Caribbean, with investors assuming that the only difference is the reputation of the island or the price of the passport. This is clearly not the case. While they often share many...

Antigua-Barbuda announces new head of citizenship unit

March 22, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda announces new head of citizenship unit ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced the appointment of the first national of Antigua and Barbuda, Charmaine Quinland-Donovan, to head the country’s important Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU). Quinland-Donovan’s appointment takes...

Commentary: Alternative facts and undisclosed sources in citizenship by investment

March 10, 2017
Commentary: Alternative facts and undisclosed sources in citizenship by investment The citizenship by investment programme (CIP), operated by many countries in the world, including the US, Spain, Switzerland, Malta and Portugal to name a few, is particularly misrepresented in relation to the small countries in the Eastern Caribbean. At the outset, I make it clear that this commentary...

ECCU countries would default on debts without CBI revenue

March 9, 2017
ECCU countries would default on debts without CBI revenue BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis (WINN) -- Chairman of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne, speaking to how critical funds from citizenship by investment (CBI) programs are to the ECCU countries...

Commentary: Trump's travel ban backfires - Mexican passports could soon be worth more than American

March 8, 2017
Commentary: Trump's travel ban backfires - Mexican passports could soon be worth more than American The tit-for-tat passport wars between the European Union and the United States caught fire last week when the EU Parliament voted to impose restrictions on US visitors. The EU is angry that the US still has not introduced the US visa waiver scheme for citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus...

OECS member states to strengthen regional CBI programmes

March 7, 2017
OECS member states to strengthen regional CBI programmes BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, outgoing chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority, said that, although regional integration is a work in progress, the member states and the OECS Commission...

Dominica CBI program creates new community for homeless residents after storm Erika

March 6, 2017
Dominica CBI program creates new community for homeless residents after storm Erika BELLEVUE CHOPIN, Dominica -- A major new development is underway to resettle the hundreds of residents who lost their homes after tropical storm Erika wreaked devastation across the island just 18 months ago. The Petite Savanne Resettlement program, which was established with...

Antigua-Barbuda implements diplomatic regulatory framework

March 1, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda implements diplomatic regulatory framework ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has announced that the Cabinet is implementing its recently announced policy on diplomatic representation and accreditation. The Cabinet based its policy on recommendations prepared by Sir Ronald Sanders...

Grenada citizenship investors urged to exercise caution

February 28, 2017
Grenada citizenship investors urged to exercise caution ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- There is growing concern among international investors in Grenada’s citizenship-by-investment program about the attempt by the government to seize a foreign-owned resort. A court in Grenada has temporarily blocked the government’s plan to forcibly end a 99-year lease...

Dominica to implement diplomatic passport policy changes

February 27, 2017
Dominica to implement diplomatic passport policy changes ROSEAU, Dominica -- In a surprise national address on Friday, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit expressed his regret “at the unfortunate turn of events with respect to a few persons holding diplomatic passports becoming persons of interest to foreign countries and external security organizations".

Antigua-Barbuda implements recommended diplomatic regulatory framework

February 23, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda implements recommended diplomatic regulatory framework LONDON, England -- The recent decision by the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda to approve a new policy on diplomatic representation and accreditation was based in part on the Global Investor Immigration Council’s (GIIC) regulatory recommendations. The GIIC is the investor immigration...

Commentary: The implications of Trump's immigration orders for Caribbean citizenship programs

February 20, 2017
Commentary: The implications of Trump's immigration orders for Caribbean citizenship programs On Friday, January 27, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order “Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States” instituting restrictions on travel to the US and suspension of visas from seven Muslim-majority countries, namely, Iran, Iraq, Libya...

CBI program brings investment to all business sectors of Dominica, says PM

February 17, 2017
CBI program brings investment to all business sectors of Dominica, says PM ROSEAU, Dominica -- The citizenship-by-investment (CBI) program has been a life-saver for the people of Dominica – without it, the country would have struggled to recover from Tropical Storm Erika. That was the message from Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who addressed the Dominica Business...

Commentary: They don't like that

February 17, 2017
Commentary: They don't like that I’ve just finished listening to Mr John Batchelor of the John Batchelor Show in the USA interviewing Mr Gregory Copley. I also read a report of the interview. If you do a little googling, you’ll get a sense of the politics of those two gentlemen. The interview is about the Dominica situation.

Interest revived in 'third border' concept

February 16, 2017
Interest revived in 'third border' concept ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Caribbean island nations are often described as America’s “third border” but to what extent should Americans be concerned that the Caribbean is a backdoor for opponents to sneak into the country? In the last few weeks allegations have been made of collaboration...

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