CS GLOBAL PARTNERS – On 7 October 2015 amidst a roaring applause from international businesspersons and immigration specialists, the Prime Minister of St Lucia, the Honourable Dr Kenny D. Anthony, officially launched the St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme.
The country’s newly-established Citizenship by Investment Unit will be accepting applications starting 1 January 2016, giving applicants the promise of fresh beginnings as we enter the new year.
The Prime Minister delivered a profound speech that showed pride in his nation and in the value of St Lucian citizenship. He noted that the Programme will run with utmost transparency and with an independent Board supervising the Unit. He also highlighted that the Programme “must be differentiated and exclusive,” and that St Lucia wanted its new citizens to enrich the nation, enhance its global standing, and ensure that its proud heritage endures.
Wyclef Jean, famed Haitian rapper, attended the launch of the Programme. At the request of the Prime Minister, he performed a song in front of an engaged audience, singing about Caribbean unity and the success of the region.
Indeed, with yet another island-nation introducing a Citizenship by Investment Programme and the interest of foreign entrepreneurs turning to the Caribbean, the region has much to celebrate.