Antigua reviews CIP passport holders

Antigua Observer:-The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has officially begun reviewing applications of 17 Iranians and two Yemenis who received passports through the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP).

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the CIU, Thomas Anthony said the unit has received permission from the Cabinet’s to proceed with reviewing the 19 passports.

Anthony, who was in China when OBSERVER media inquired about the process under which the applicants will be scrutinised, said: “We will send the biographical information on these citizens to the Joint Regional Communication Centre [JRCC], and we’ll make decisions based on their feedback.”

The application files are to be vetted through the JRCC, one of Caricom’s intelligence agencies. That information will be passed on to the state’s CIU, which will then turn any questionable information over to the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda for investigation.


  1. Sad-But-True
    March 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Meanwhile Evil Chastanet suffers from Dyslexia. Perfect recipe to destroy the whole country. But again he is Evil and not A Son of THE Soil.
    He has no allegiance!

    1. Bob
      March 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Can you please start talking with your mouth

  2. Anonymous
    March 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    You are now becoming redundant. But I know that you are enjoying all the attention commentators are giving you, so enjoy it while it lasts. In the final analysis, you won’t even be embraced by the Labour Party, because your outlandish comments make you a liability. By the way, CIP was a project of your party. So take it easy when criticising it. I wonder what you would have said if Chastanet had scrapped it when he got into office.. One last question: Where were you living when John Compton was in office all these years? Where were you living when William George Mallet was in office all these years, finally ending up as our Governor-General? And where were you living when Clendon Mason was serving as Minister for Communications and Works? What is my point? None of these gentlemen were born in St. Lucia. But they served us well. So you cannot turn back the hands of the clock, especially as there are scores of St. Lucians playing leading roles in politics in foreign countries. Think of yourself as a citizen of the world, and not simply as an SLP supporter. Take a break from your kicks off, and get serious about your life. And if you choose to attach Chastanet again, give us some fresh lines, other than his place of birth and your perception of him as being evil. Your lines are completely “wassie”. Enjoy your minute of glory by all the attention you have received.

  3. Anonymous
    March 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Time for you to change your lyrics. The place of birth of Chastanet and your perception of him as evil have now become “wassie” lyrics. You should know that we have had politicians who were born abroad serving in our Gover moment, just as we have St. Lucians serving in Gove run meant overseas. You see, you must see yourself as a citizen of the world, created by God in his own image and likeness. You are not just a St. Lucian supporter of the Labour Party. Open your mind, change your lyrics, and stop kicking off. I suspect you are enjoying all the attention you are now getting. By all means, enjoy it, but get serious and try to sound a little more intelligent.

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