Saint Lucia Moves Up In Passport Power Rankings

Saint Lucia has improved its passport power ranking in the Henley Passport Index, with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 145 countries, it has been reported.

According to a news release from Orange Media Thursday, Saint Lucia now sits in 6th place regionally and 31st globally, moving up two spots.

“This marks a new high for Saint Lucia, which moved up its ranking seven spots since 2008,” according to the release.

It noted that powerful passports attract high end candidates willing to develop the socio-economic structure of a country.

This means more quality employment across all of society from lawyers to gardeners, form architects to construction workers. It can all create enhanced infrastructure and sound business linkages for the people of accepting the territories, the release stated.

It quoted  Mark Maragh, Managing Director of Henley & Partners Saint Lucia, as saying that  a powerful passport or a passport which steadily increases its global ranking is always a more attractive passport.

“People have become more transnational than ever before and want to explore other markets for business, lifestyle or work. The receiving destination, through the Citizenship by Investment Programme benefits as they now have the opportunity to expand its global trade market, benefit nationally through the National Economic Fund, Business Investments, Government Bonds and through Real Estate,” Maragh asserted.

He said it is evident that this country is a premium destination.

Neighbouring territories, Grenada ranked 8th regionally and 33rd globally with access to 143 countries;  Saint Kitts & Nevis ranked 3rd regionally and 27th globally with access to 151 countries while Antigua & Barbuda ranked 4th regionally and 28th globally with access to 150 countries, it was reported.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Is this a reason for our leaders to bow down to these countries for not implementing our criminal Laws? Yes, entry to other countries are all our leaders hope for, while the criminals are gaining grounds! Ministers are gaining big salaries for not doing enough to solve or decrees on crimes? Are our leaders thinking of migrating when they find it is fitting to them?

  2. Ok. St. Lucia’s biggest achievement in 2019. Quick question: How many St. Lucians go to most of these 145 countries?

  3. We all know the countries that matter to us UK,USA,CANADA,FRANCE,let us know when we dont need visas to travel to them.All the rest of the world,is our second or third option.

  4. We don’t want to go to these places. It’s only attractive to economic citizenship. Post that news on passport website not here. We just Wana go to canada

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