Range-Boss Asaria Dispels Fake News Regarding Arrest in China

Yesterday, a news outlet based in the Caribbean published a story claiming Mohammed Asaria – founder of Range Developments, the developer of Park Hyatt Saint Kitts, the Cabrits Resort in Dominica, as well as the Six Senses Saint Kitts – had been arrested and detained in China on suspicion of illegal fundraising. Range Developments have

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Major’s League: Former H&P Execs Team Up to Launch Investment Migration Firm

There’s a new residence and citizenship gang in town, and they’ve got big plans to disrupt the investment migration industry. Latitude will be offering consulting services for investor immigrants worldwide, and also plans to jockey for a position in the lucrative government advisory market, a field currently occupied by only a handful of established firms.

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The Truth About Bulgarian Citizenship by Investment – An Expert Panel Comments

There’s contention among citizenship by investment practitioners regarding the residence/citizenship by investment program in Bulgaria. Many reputable firms market the program as a CIP, others as a residency program, and others yet stay away from it entirely. In discussions about the program, a number of questions tend to come up: Does it have a sound

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Vanuatu Citizenship Program to Accept Bitcoin Payments, Pilot Block Chain-Based Due Diligence

Press Release: Vanuatu DSP to Accept Payment in Bitcoin  The Vanuatu Information Centre (VIC) is pleased to convey that, effective immediately, applicants to Vanuatu’s DSP Citizenship Program will have the opportunity to make payments in Bitcoin, through the Vanuatu Information Centre. The Government of Vanuatu, represented by Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Hon Andrew

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List of Cyprus CIP Citizens Leaked: Soros-backed Foundation Funded the Articles

In two related articles appearing last night in The Guardian, Cyprus’ Citizenship by Investment Programme comes under scrutiny, following what the newspaper describes as a leak. A bevy of Russian and Ukrainian billionaires are mentioned by name, and the reporters draw into question the integrity of the CIP. You may view the original articles here and

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8 giant Chinese investment migration companies you need to know about

Conservatively estimated, 20,000 Chinese investors emigrate through golden visa and/or passport schemes every year. Most of them from a very small number of gargantuan firms. If you want a piece of the annual $10bn+ Chinese investor migrant market, start by approaching the big guys. As there’s no way of knowing precise revenue or customer figures,

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6 moronic objections to investment migration (and how CBI/RBI is improving the lives of millions)

Opinion of the editor: Dear investment migration professional, Much of the mainstream media and a slew of social commentators would have you believe investment migration is a nefarious business, even to the extent that it makes some of you keep a low profile about what you do for a living. By way of vague hints, unsubstantiated

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Antigua govt. releases full list of diplomatic passport holders, includes Robert De Niro, drug-traffickers

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Antigua & Barbuda yesterday released a complete list of the names of diplomatic passport holders. PM Gaston Browne had previously promised Parliament that such a list would be published. The document makes for very interesting reading and includes a slew of well-known names not typically associated with diplomacy, such as

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Citizenship by investment is all that stands between GDP growth and brutal recession for Cyprus

Local property developers’ protestations to the contrary notwithstanding, the Cypriot economy is in the black largely thanks to the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme. It may have a flourishing tourist sector and recently discovered offshore gas reserves potentially worth US$50 billion but, as it stands, the country’s economic activity would indisputably be undergoing severe economic contraction

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French “angel investor visa” could be serious contender to Southern Europe’s golden visas

A EUR 300,000 passive investment in a French startup will get applicants and their families a 4-year visa that can be renewed as long the investment is maintained. After five years of continuous residence in France – or, indeed, in any EU country, as per EU rules – applicants are eligible for permanent residence. A

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Saint Lucia CIP Introduces 10% Commission to Agents

It was during Wednesday’s session of the Investment Migration Forum, in front of three hundred or so delegates assembled in the Geneva Kempinski’s Grand Ballroom, that Saint Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced his country’s CIP will begin paying a 10% commission to all registered agents promoting the $100,000 contribution option.  The audience – a

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Arton Claims to Have Filed Defamation Suit Against IMC – “What Lawsuit?” Says IMC

According to an article in today’s edition of Caribbean News Now, Arton Capital has filed a lawsuit in the United Arab Emirates against the Investment Migration Council and Citizenship Invest, the firm the article says operates the IMC’s representative office in the region. Arton Capital claims the allegations brought forth in a December 2016 report jointly

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