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St. Kitts-Nevis Government Uncovers ‘Fake Marriage’ Ring

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The St. Kitts-Nevis government has uncovered what Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew told parliament this week was a ‘fake marriage’ ring, facilitating illegal marriages.

Drew explained that married individuals could not remember their husband’s names.

“Saying to the AG or saying to the officials that: ‘ Well, I don’t know his name. I call him ‘babes’,” the Prime Minister, responsible for National Security and Immigration stated.

Drew declared that the matter was serious.

The Prime Minister told the legislature that people from Spanish-speaking nations were involved in the illicit unions, giving them access to citizenship and voting privileges.

“I have a box of a few hundred, Madame Speaker. I don’t even know where to start because among them might be real marriages. But because there are so much fake marriages among them, you don’t even know where to start,” Drew told parliament.

“This is how it works. You come, you marry, you divorce. You marry again and then you pass on the citizenship here, there and everywhere,” the Prime Minister explained.

“Those persons who are involved in it they say, ‘Well, you know, a three thousand dollars.’ They get divorced and they’re looking for a next marriage because that’s another three thousand dollars,” Drew declared.

And he asserted that the trend could not continue.

“It’s a whole ring where we were even being questioned to be part of human trafficking,” Drew stated.

“This thing hurts badly,” he lamented.

Drew’s St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party swept to power in snap general elections on August 5, 2022.

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. From that island of Hispaniola. Same thing will likely happen here if we allow them to come and settle.

  2. Lol well people from the Caribbean have been doing this to get “papers” in the US and other countries forever. The irony is astounding when the shoe is on the other foot.

  3. That’s very common in the u.s. A certain Lucian made quite a living doing that, with folks lining outside his door waiting to be next. Died later due to a car accident after being hit by another; ironically accompanied with a Lucian Priest next to him. He always meant well and he did good to a lot of folks. We all say ‘God is with him’ also was a Priest.

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