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Barbados Not Considering Citizenship By Investment

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Barbados is not considering the acquisition of citizenship by investment.

During a recent courtesy call in Barbados, with Chief of Missions of the International Organization for Migration, Patrice Quesada, Minister of Home Affairs and Information, Wilfred Abrahams, was asked directly whether under either the proposed new Citizenship or Immigration legislation there will be a Citizenship by Investment Programme similar to that in other Caribbean territories.

The Minister advised that Barbados has never been in favour of an investment-based Citizenship Programme and this was not under consideration by the Government.

He explained that the new legislation will see the introduction of a points-based system that could ultimately see persons qualifying under a new and expanded basis to apply for citizenship, as opposed to the limited criteria which exists now.

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The position of the Barbados Government is that even under a points-based system investment alone will never be the basis for the granting of Citizenship in Barbados.

SOURCE: Barbados Government Information Service

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  1. Its the best decision; Barbados a smaller Island in size compared to St. Lucia, yet much richer and smarter, and better educated. Crime is a lot lower.

  2. Where there is intelligent leadership, smart decisions are made. CIP is a disgrace and must be reversed. The negative effects of it, will be felt in the long term. Short sighted leaders won’t see beyond the horizon. Sooner or later, our poor people will find it harder to survive, because they will be forced to compete will the more affluent citizens by investment. Even when a small quantity of jobs are created, the workers receive slave wages.

  3. You guys are so gullible! Barbados will not have a CIP…everything will be done under the table, so the general population will not be aware when the money reaches Mia!

  4. Barbados population is approx 290,000 people larger than sint lucia population by around 120,000. Mia Mottley says Barbados needs a bigger population of an additional 80,000 to meet its future national insurance/pension commitments. Barbados had 14 murders for the year compared to 70 in sint lucia. Food for thought

  5. #THE FOX:
    In your best Bajan accent, please explain the “limited criteria which exists now”, and why you were the bull under Mia’s table.


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