Syrian businessman first person to receive Antigua citizenship under CIP

Syrian Citizen

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Thursday February 13, 2014, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says a Syrian businessman and four members of his family have become the first recipients of local citizenship under the recently established Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). A government statement said that George Georges and his family were presented with their …

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Canada Clamps Down on Rich Chinese

Canadian Parliament

Canada closed a controversial immigration program popular among rich Chinese that allowed wealthy individuals to effectively buy permanent residency. The cancellation of the Immigrant Investor Program, announced Wednesday, is the latest in a series of moves by Ottawa that have been perceived in parts of China and even Canada as limiting the inflow of Chinese …

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Antigua starts program to sell citizenship

PM Baldwin Spencer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The struggling country of Antigua & Barbuda has joined other tiny Eastern Caribbean islands in selling citizenship to wealthy international investors to drum up revenue, officials said Monday. The twin-island nation of some 90,000 inhabitants started accepting applications last week for its citizenship-by-investment program, which is closely modeled on the one …

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Antigua Selling Citizenship For $250K

Shirleys Heights

In order to boost its struggling economy, the nation of Antigua and Barbuda announced Monday that it will be selling citizenship to rich, international investors. People can get citizenship for either a $250,000 donation, a $400,000 real estate investment, or a $1.5 million business investment, the Associated Press reports. There’s also a government processing fee …

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