GIS – The House of Senate welcomed newly sworn-in government senator, Thaddeus M. Antoine, earlier this week.
Sen. Antoine expressed his gratitude for the esteemed appointment as well as his recognition of the responsibilities that lay ahead.
“As I rise to debate the citizenship by investment bill, I would like to thank the Governor General for my appointment this morning on the advisement of the Prime Minister and his cabinet, Mr. President himself, and members of his chambers,” he said.
During his maiden address, Sen. Antoine made reference to the success of citizenship by investment programs in other Caribbean islands. Citizenship by investment offers citizenship as a part of a program of investing in the country.
“I hear people say Saint Lucia’s economy is not moving, we’re not attracting investment, but look at Saint Kitts, they are attracting investment; look at Antigua, they are now attracting investment. Why? Citizenship by Investment.”
He continued: “Saint Kitts attracts hotels because all investors want is this: an economic program. That’s the first thing they ask for, because it is a form of investment.”
The sitting of the House of Senate took place on Aug. 4.