Commentary: Citizenship, development and delays

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By G.A. Dwyer Astaphan The St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment (CBI) programme has been one of the best known and most successful of its kind. Through it, a citizen of almost every country in the world who makes one of basically two specified investments, and passes due diligence, can become a citizen of […]

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St Kitts-Nevis government claim that Ramada resort ‘continues apace’ raises more questions than answers

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By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — A January 17, 2019, press release issued by the office of the St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Dr Timothy Harris, entitled “Construction on the St Kitts Ramada resort continues apace; developers eye September 2019 opening date” has raised more questions than answers in the absence […]

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Editorial: Prime Minister Harris: Show us the money

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Dr Denzil Douglas, the former prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, asked an interesting question recently. What, he asked, has happened to the Ritz-Carlton in the country? It appears that it, along with other top brands, have lost interest in developing projects in St Kitts and Nevis. Could the answer lie in the prime […]

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CDF signs US$1 million contribution agreement with India

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The government of India and the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) signed a Contribution Agreement on Saturday, January 19, 2019, in Paramaribo, Suriname, which provides for a grant allocation of US$1 million to the CDF’s capital fund. India becomes the latest international development partner to have established formal ties with the CDF during […]

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Commentary: We either build or bury our babies!

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By Dr Neals J. Chitan Working within the crime ridden inner cities of North America for the past 20 years, and more recently, the similarly at-risk communities of the Caribbean, I frequently respond to mothers experiencing the deadly painful sting of gang violence, which forever snatches their teenage and young adult sons away. I have […]

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Lawyers call for urgent public review of St Kitts-Nevis economic citizenship programme

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By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Leading activist and legal figures in St Kitts and Nevis have called for the government to address fraudulent practices surrounding the nation’s citizenship by investment (CBI) programme. During the most recent edition of WINN FM’s ‘Inside the News’ talk show, lawyer and former government minister Dwyer […]

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St Kitts developer persists in promoting false and misleading information about Turks and Caicos citizenship

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By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — A resort developer based in St Kitts but owned and operated by Chinese interests has declined to remove false and/or misleading information about Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) citizenship and residency from its website. Despite the erroneous nature of the published information being drawn to the […]

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Both sides confident of win in Dominica diplomatic passport case involving St Kitts-Nevis opposition leader

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By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Attorney General Vincent Byron is confident that the St Kitts and Nevis government will emerge victorious in its legal challenge to have leader of the opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, disqualified as an elected parliamentarian for using a Dominica diplomatic passport. Equally, Douglas also has full confidence that […]

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Economic citizenship abuse may have cost St Kitts-Nevis between US$30 million and $130 million

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By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The recently exposed but apparently still ongoing abuse of the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme (CIP) may have already cost the country and its government between US$30 million and $130 million in lost revenue and overall economic impact. Multiple allegations of apparent fraud […]

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