Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit sat down with Investment Migration Insider to talk about how instrumental the Citizenship by Investment Programme has been to the country’s recovery efforts following last year’s hurricanes (which he calls “literally, a lifesaver”), how he expects the five CIP-countries in the Caribbean to agree on closer cooperation regarding information sharing and even a price-floor.
Responding to a question regarding when we may expect such an agreement to be ratified, he said the heads of state in the Caribbean CIP-countries needed to set themselves “a very tight schedule for reaching some sort of agreement” and that he expected an accord on formal cooperation to be in place within a few months.
Skerrit also commented on the new national employment program, by which he plans to find gainful employment for some 1,200 Dominicans whose income has been affected by the hurricane, a program he says the CIP will be funding.
This interview is an extract from the upcoming Caribbean Citizenship by Investment – The Documentary Series, which we will publish this spring.
Christian Henrik Nesheim is the founder and editor of Investment Migration Insider, the #1 magazine – online or offline – for residency and citizenship by investment. He is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, documentary producer, and writer on the subject of investment migration, whose work is cited in the Economist, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, and Business Insider. Norwegian by birth, Christian has spent the last 16 years in the United States, China, Spain, and Portugal.