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Antigua and Barbuda and Iran formalize Diplomatic Relations

NEW YORK, NY – USA ---2nd October, 2015--- The Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has formalized diplomatic relations at a meeting on the sidelines of the historical seventieth session of the UN General Assembly.   Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration of Antigua and [...]

By |October 3rd, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Grenada Signs Visa Waiver with China

The Grenada tisland has become only the fifth nation in the world to sign a visa-waiver accord with China. "Over the years we have had quite a number of visits from China, but up till now it has been largely higher-level persons on government-to-government business," Grenada Foreign Minister Clarice Modeste Curwen said in a statement. [...]

By |August 18th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Senate Gives Green Light for Economic Citizenship Program in St. Lucia

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Friday August 7, 2015 – St. Lucia is set to become the fifth Eastern Caribbean nation to introduce a Citizenship by Investment programme, and the country’s Attorney General has suggested a regional body be established to constantly examine these types of initiatives. The Senate passed the Citizenship by Investment Bill this week, [...]

By |August 9th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Dominica Government Preparing for Citizenship by Investment Program Growth

In his 2015/2016 Budget address, the Hon. Finance Minister, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit again assured the nation that its Citizenship by Investment programme is an effective and well-managed means of revenue-generation. So much so that reforms have been applied to the programme which include revised legislation, a new office and increased staffing. According to Hon. [...]

By |August 8th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

St Lucia Government Urged to Scrap Plans for Economic Citizenship Program

CASTRIES, St Lucia, Thursday May 21, 2015 – The minority opposition Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) is advising the Dr Kenny Anthony administration to scrap its Economic Citizenship Programme plan in light of what it said were recent national security breaches. The call came against the background of 38 Cuban nationals, caught trying to get into [...]

By |August 1st, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

St. Kitts Tightens Eligibility Requirements for Economic Citizenship

Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister Vance Amory said the move was a step towards “reversing a bad situation”. BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Friday July 31, 2015 – Government is tightening St. Kitts eligibility requirements for the twin-island federation’s 30-year-old economic citizenship programme to block foreigners who have been involved in criminal activity from benefiting. Parliament [...]

By |August 1st, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Canada Introduces New Travel System for Caribbean Nationals

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 22, CMC – Canada has introduced a revision to its new entry requirements for all visa-exempt travellers seeking to enter the country by air. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade here said it has been advised that effective March 15, 2016, it will become mandatory for Barbadians and other Caribbean nationals [...]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Portugal Freezes ‘Golden Visas’ for Wealthy over Scandal

File: Portuguese Interior Minister Miguel Macedo speaks at a press conference announcing his resignation in Lisbon, Portugal. The country has frozen the 'golden visa' process, following the scandal. Photo: EPA/ANTONIO COTRIM LISBON – Portuguese officials said on Tuesday that the granting of "golden visas" for foreign investors had been frozen following a scandal surrounding the [...]

By |July 17th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Dominica PM Defends Economic Citizenship Program

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has again defended the island’s Citizenship by Investment Program, comparing it to similar programs in the US and Canada. He described criticisms of the program as malicious and unfounded, saying it is an important tool of economic activity in Dominica. “The United States has an economic program in reference to the [...]

By |July 14th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Dominica, EU Discuss Continuing Partnership

The two held a Country Portfolio Review Meeting on Monday June 15th to review projects being undertaken in Dominica, as well as to decide on new projects for the upcoming years. Marc Thill is the Head of Operations of the EU Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. "We are going to review our progress,” [...]

By |June 20th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments