Antigua and Barbuda

There are three ways to get citizenship through investment in Antigua and Barbuda:

-Real estate investment of a least $400,000 (£308,452).

-A donation to the National Development Fund of $250,000 (£192,782).

-A $1.5 million (£1.2 million) investment in an existing but newly-created business venture.

Latest news from Antigua and Barbuda:

Economic citizen sues Antigua-Barbuda government in apparent effort to avoid extradition

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Fugitive Indian businessman Mehul Choksi has sued the Antigua and Barbuda government in an apparent attempt to pre-empt consideration of an extradition request made by Indian authorities. Choksi, an economic citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, is wanted by the judicial authorities in India for his alleged involvement in a $1.8 billion […]

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OECD position on economic citizenship programmes unreasonable, says OECS

By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) –The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority, the highest decision-making body of the nine-member sub-regional bloc, has responded to the recent Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report that listed five of its members for tax evasion concerns with regard their citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes. […]

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EU urged to suspend Eastern Caribbean countries’ visa-waivers

By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Transparency International, a global anti-corruption organization, has urged the European Union to review its visa-free agreements with those Caribbean jurisdictions that operate citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes. In a recent report Transparency International said, “In light of the risks of admitting the corrupt and the criminal, the […]

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OECD releases report on economic citizenship programmes

PARIS, France — On Tuesday, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a report flagging 21 nations on a list whose citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes threaten international efforts to combat tax evasion. Three European countries – Malta, Monaco and Cyprus – are among those nations flagged as operating high-risk schemes that sell […]

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Antigua-Barbuda refutes claim of economic citizenship granted to wanted criminal

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — In a statement on Wednesday, the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) in Antigua rejected a claim made by online publications 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 […]

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More investors attracted to Caribbean citizenships, new CBI index shows

LONDON, England — Caribbean nations lead today’s growing citizenship by investment industry, with Dominica’s programme crowned best in the world for the second year running in the latest special report by FT publication, PWM. Professional Wealth Management (PWM) — a publication from the Financial Times — released the 2018 CBI Index, ranking the world’s active […]

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Rosewood Hotels to manage new CBI resort in Antigua

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed to manage a new 132-acre oceanfront resort at Half Moon Bay, Antigua, set to open in 2021. Rosewood Half Moon Bay will accommodate guests in 47 pavilion-style suites which include an ultra-luxurious three-bedroom presidential suite. The hotel’s innovative architecture is guided by an Eastern […]

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Commentary: The Eastern Caribbean’s economic citizenships destiny

By Datu Matthew Pajares Yngson DCPS KCR FRSA The recent announcements of Moldova and Montenegro in joining the world of citizenship by investment have definitely rocked the boat. They have made the leap to compete with Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis and Saint Lucia in the citizenship by investment industry. For […]

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Antigua-Barbuda PM welcomes inquiry into mandatory vetting of Caribbean economic citizens

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Antigua and Barbuda prime minister, Gaston Browne, says that he entirely welcomes the initiative to inquire into whether the citizenship by investment programmes (CIPs), operated by four Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states, make it mandatory for applicants to be vetted by agencies such as CARICOM’s Implementation agency for […]

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Antigua-Barbuda clarifies ‘misinformation’ regarding fugitive economic citizen

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) in Antigua and Barbuda has released a statement in an effort to provide clarity and address misinformation that has been circulating in the public domain regarding diamond merchant Mehul Choksi, an economic citizen who is now sought by authorities in India in connection with a […]

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