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CIP - Citizenship by Investment 

CIU Defends Reputation: Cites “Fake News” with involvement of Jabir criminal case

The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) rejects the claim made in wicnews.com, an on- line publication, that a person, named Jabir Motiwala also known as Moti and Jabir Siddiq, was given Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship “as part of the country’s citizenship by investment programme”. The claim is utterly false. The CIU advises that it has thoroughly reviewed its files and confirms that it has not granted citizenship to anyone by the name of Jabir Motiwala or Jabir Siddiq. The CIU further advises that it has no knowledge of any person…

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Antigua and Barbuda Ranked as Caribbean’s Top Investment Migration Program

Antigua and Barbuda is ranked as the Caribbean’s top investment program, while Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis are ranked second and third respectively, according to the Global Residence and Citizenship Programs (GRCP) 2017–2018 report. The report has become the industry standard for benchmarking and measuring the attractiveness of investment migration programs. The GRCP was released today by global residence and citizenship advisory firm Henley & Partners, ahead of its 11th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference. The event is held this year in Hong Kong, from 14 to 16 November…

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CIP - Citizenship by Investment Economic Politics 

UPP Says Lower CIP Fees Weaken the ‘Brand’ and Eliminate The Chance Of Restoring Visa-Free Access

The decision by the ABLP government to lower the processing fees for the CIP will ignite a price war among OECS countries and is likely to jeopardize and accelerate the decline of the program throughout the region. This price discount strategy, cited by the UPP as merely a desperate, “knee jerk” reaction that is likely to backfire, is aimed at increasing market share and maintaining the administration’s “cash grab” posture. With significant negative fall out associated with the recent elimination of Antigua and Barbuda’s visa-free access to Canada, the UPP maintains the position that the country’s CIP…

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Definite Benefits to Citizenship by Investment Programs says Caribbean & Co. Founder

There are definite benefits to the Citizenship by Investment Programs across the Caribbean, says Caribbean & Co. founder, Ursula Petula Barzey on the heels of a recent CBS 60 Minutes report called Passports for Sale which painted a very negative picture of the programs. Barzey who writes about the Citizenship by Investment Programs for the luxury travel blog Caribbean & Co. said the programs are a much-needed source of foreign direct investment that, if managed properly, can help to diversify the countries’ economies which are currently overly dependent on tourism. According to Dominica’s 2016…

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