3 Reasons the EU Could Learn to Love Citizenship by Investment – By Stephane Tajick

This article was contributed by regular columnist Stephane Tajick.  For more articles by Stephane, see the “Tajick’s Take” column. The principal offering of any citizenship by investment program (CIP) is access to EU member states, be it visa-free travel within the Schengen area or the right of settlement in European countries. Since the source of

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Saint Kitts CIP Sees 1,200 Applications in 6 Months Under Hurricane Relief Fund Option

Kittitian Prime Minister Timothy Harris yesterday revealed in a press conference that the Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme’s (SKNCIP’s) temporary Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF) option received 1,200 applications during its six-month validity period, which ended on March 30th this year.  According to SKN Vibes, Harris revealed the figure during his monthly press

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PM Skerrit in Interview: CIP-Countries Working on Price Agreement, Deeper Integration

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

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Dominica PM Vows to Use CBI-Funds to Create 1,100 Jobs for Hurricane Victims, Men in Particular

During a press conference yesterday, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica announced his cabinet had decided to “create 1,100 jobs for skilled and unskilled workers” in a plan financed by the country’s citizenship by investment program (CIP) set to start on March 1st. “It is the government’s view, while we will be building homes, putting roofs

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As SKN CIP Application Volume Picks Up, Les Khan Assures Marketing Agents Hurricane Fund is Legal

During a recent trip to the Middle East, Les Khan – head of the Saint Kitts & Nevis CIU – fielded questions from international marketing agents as to whether the recently announced Hurricane Relief Fund donation option is legitimate, following a spate of negative press coverage. Khan allayed their concerns, ensuring agents that the Fund

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Saint Kitts Opposition Fears Hurricane Relief Fund Will be Used for Campaign-Financing

Denzil Douglas, former Prime Minister of Saint Kitts & Nevis and current leader of the island’s political opposition, on Tuesday, expressed concerns that money remitted to the recently established Hurricane Relief Fund will be used to finance the re-election campaign of Prime Minister Timothy Harris, and that the Public Accounts Committee must be given oversight.

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Saint Kitts PM Strikes Back at Critics of SKNCIP Hurricane-Discount

In its first official statement on the matter, the Harris administration defends its decision to reduce the contribution requirement for Saint Kitts & Nevis’ Citizenship by Investment Programme, a move roundly criticized by, among others, opposition politician Denzil Douglas. The Harris administration are now calling out Douglas for “shamelessly attempt[ing] to sully the country’s image

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The Cost of Hurricanes – Why Now is the Best Time for Caribbean CIPs to Form a Cartel, by Stephane Tajick

Contributed by Stephane Tajick This year has been particularly destructive for the Caribbean, with two devastating Category 5 hurricanes sweeping in from the Atlantic. Until the arrival of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, close to a decade had passed since the terrible years of 2003 to 2007, when eight Category 5 hurricanes destroyed everything in their

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Range’s Dominica Resort Development Spared the Worst of Hurricane Maria

Despite the widespread devastation and a rising death toll left by Hurricane Maria in Dominica, Investment Migration Insider was yesterday pleased to report that the island’s CIU is now fully operational. Today, Range Developments, builder of the Cabrits Kempinski Resort near Portsmouth Dominica, reports that its construction activity has suffered minimal setbacks. “RANGE DEVELOPMENTS FULLY

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Saint Kitts CIP Price Cut “Repulsively Self-serving” Says Opposition Leader Douglas

The Kittitian political opposition, the Antiguan ambassador to the United States, and the head of a CIP-consultancy in Dominica, have reacted with condemnation to Saint Kitts’ decision to drastically reduce their contribution requirement, introduced on Saturday in conjunction with a Hurricane Relief Fund, and suggesting that what drove the decision was economic opportunism rather than a

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