19Aug 2016

Second passports have always been in demand by those living in turbulent geographies. They offer a convenient alternative should circumstances deteriorate to the point where relocation becomes the best option. Most countries see the benefit of acquiring new wealthy taxpayers and their capital, so “citizenship by investment” is nothing new. But as uncertainty grows in […]

01Jan 2016

Saint Lucia started accepting applications for citizenship by investment from January 1, 2016. This follows an announcement made by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony during his opening address to the Global Citizens Forum in Monaco last October. Dr Anthony described himself as a jealous guardian of Saint Lucian citizenship, but noted the time had come […]

30Dec 2015

The Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) is now officially under way. Government has started accepting applications from January 1, as earlier indicated. Launched at the Bay Gardens hotel last week, the program heard from key players including Prime Minister Dr Kenny D. Anthony and Chairman of the CIP Board Dr Ernest Hilaire. The Prime Minister, […]

21Oct 2015

Monaco – Saint Lucia’s first citizenship by investment programme was announced by the country’s Prime Minister & Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning & Social Security, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony the 3rd edition of the Global Citizen Forum hosted in Monaco. The announcement will see foreigners for the first time gain citizenship and a […]

30Aug 2015

Saint Lucia’s House of Assembly and Senate have passed a ‘Citizenship by Investment’ bill which the government hopes will attract foreign investment into the country. Caribbean governments are facing serious challenges attracting investment in their countries,amid dwindling traditional means of financing for development projects. They are now looking to non-traditional means of keeping their economies afloat […]

04Aug 2015

The Cabinet of Ministers recently considered a Report on the feasibility of establishing a Global Residence and Citizenship Programme undertaken by a Committee established in August of last year for this purpose. The Committee was requested “to consider the question of broadening the framework under which citizenship [of St Lucia] might be offered as a […]

28Aug 2014

Cabinet has appointed a task force to determine whether Saint Lucia, should establish an Economic Citizenship Programme. In the 2014 Throne Speech, Her Excellency, Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General of Saint Lucia announced that Government would begin to examine the question whether Saint Lucia should establish an Economic Citizenship Programme as a new area of […]

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