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  1. Saint Lucia repositions Citizenship Programme under new slogan “Beyond the Passport:” – CS Global Partners

    The citizenship by investment programme of Saint Lucia is one of the youngest economic citizenship programmes in the Caribbean. The government has set up a dedicated Citizenship by Investment Board that oversees all the operations and assists investors while facilitating unmatched benefits for the country and its people. The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme […]

    July 22, 2022TravelNo comments
  2. Updated Testing Requirements for Persons Traveling to the United States

    On Monday, December 6, all individuals traveling to the United States, regardless of vaccination status or nationality, must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken no more than one day before boarding their flight to the United States. This new regulation, announced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), applies to […]

    December 6, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments

    St Kitts & Nevis’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce Canadian officials will be in the Federation during the week of the 26th of August to carry out biometric processing for persons wishing to obtain visas to travel to Canada. Nationals and residents are reminded that nationals from countries in the Americas, including […]

    August 19, 2019Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  4. Antigua and Barbuda expresses concern and disappointment over Indian Minister’s mistaken statement

    The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has expressed its disappointment and concern over a statement reported to have been made by Nirmala Sitharaman, the Minister of Finance of the Government of India, concerning Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Programme and Mr. Mehul Choksi. According to the reports by several Indian media outlets, available on […]

    June 12, 2019Breaking News, PoliticalNo comments
  5. U.S. Embassy Announces Interview Waiver Process for Qualifying Visa Renewals in St Kitts & Nevis

    As part of the United States Government’s continuing efforts to improve customer service and streamline the visa process, the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the implementation of interview visa waivers in Barbados for qualified applicants wishing to renew their U.S. visas, effective September 10. Saint Kitts and Nevis passport holders, with the exception of […]

    September 10, 2018TravelNo comments
  6. Basseterre’s efforts at greater CIP cohesion to gain limelight at 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit

    St. Kitts and Nevis is putting finishing touches on preparations for this month’s highly anticipated 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit, which will be held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort from May 16th-18th. The Summit is expected to draw more than 250 attendees, including Heads of Government and Heads of Citizenship by Investment Units from Caribbean […]

    May 13, 2018BusinessNo comments
  7. Critical topics up for discussion at Caribbean Investment Summit 2018

    The 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit slated to be held in St. Kitts and Nevis from May 16-19, will tackle critical issues facing islands providing Citizenship by Investment. Transparency versus Confidentiality: The Democracy of Information Sharing, Hurricane-Proof Banking: Protecting Against External Impacts and Embracing New Technology for Better CIPs, are several of the critical topics that […]

    April 16, 2018EventsNo comments
  8. Visa Waiver List of Countries NOT Changed

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS advises the public that, contrary to rumors, the list of countries participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program has NOT changed. Please click on the link to see the complete list of countries whose citizens are currently eligible to travel to the United States […]

    January 26, 2017Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  9. “Passports: Sale or Saviour?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    On January 1st,, “60 minutes“, an investigative programme aired by the US television company, CBS Corporation, ran a segment on “Citizenship by Investment Programmes” (CIP) that are operated by several countries around the world. For reasons best known to itself, “60 minutes” focused on three Caribbean islands after paying merely a passing glance at Malta, […]

    January 9, 2017EditorialNo comments
  10. Applicants Must Not Wear Eyeglasses in U.S. Passport & Visa Photos

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) advises that, effective November 1, 2016, applicants for U.S. passports and visas must remove their eyeglasses for U.S. passport and visa photos. The U.S. Department of State is implementing this policy to enhance the security of the application process […]

    October 24, 2016Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  11. St Kitts’ Prime Minister Strongly Condemns Actions of Dominican Republic

    St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. Timothy Harris strongly condemned the decision by the Dominican Republic to deport persons of Haitian descent, in what the media describes as a “humanitarian tragedy.” The Dominican Republic gave a deadline of June 17, 2015 for people of Haitian descent to apply for legal residency. The Government has […]

    June 24, 2015TravelNo comments

    Barbados has selected its team for the 2016 Olympic and Hong Kong qualifier in Cary, North Carolina, USA, June 13/14, which is being staged by the North America and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA). The team has been training over the past two months at the Garrison Savannah where it has been playing games against local […]

    June 6, 2015RugbyNo comments
  13. “Youth, unemployment and selling citizenship” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    The economies of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are not doing well. Belize, Guyana and Suriname are the only three economies showing appreciable growth. The major effect of little or no growth has been increasing unemployment and underemployment of young people who constitute three of every five persons across the region. The problem of youth unemployment […]

    May 10, 2015PoliticalNo comments

    Support Service Organisations from across the Caribbean will meet from March 6-9 to review the progress of implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Free Movement of Skilled Workers for artisans and domestics. The meeting, facilitated by the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), follows on the heels of the Inter-sessional Meeting of the […]

    March 5, 2015TravelNo comments

    Police have charged Nicholi Jabari Blenman, 27 years of Fordes Road, Clapham, St. Michael with the offences of: 1. Possession 2. Possession with intent to supply 3. Trafficking; and 4. Importation of 20 lbs of cannabis. Blenman appeared at District A Magistrates Court on Saturday 30th August 2014, and pleaded not guilty to the charges. […]

    August 31, 2014UncategorizedNo comments
  16. EU Introduces Biometric Schengen Visas

    As of 15 May 2014 persons applying for a Schengen Visa to enter the European Union will have to provide their biometric data (a digital photograph and ten fingerprint scans). Nationals of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States countries that do not have Schengen Visa Waiver Status – Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and […]

    May 18, 2014TechnologyNo comments
  17. “Guyana’s political parties leading on Caribbean integration” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    In a rare show of unity, the governing and opposition parties in the Guyana legislature have demonstrated an outstanding and continuing commitment to the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Despite their differences over domestic matters, the parties in the legislature unanimously agreed an amendment to the Caribbean Community Free Entry of Skilled Nationals Act to allow […]

    March 17, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  18. Canada Visa Fee Changes: Reduction & Many Increases, take note!

    The Government of Canada is set to introduce changes to its temporary visitor visas as of February 6th 2014. The announcement was made by Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the department responsible for citizenship and immigration processing in Canada. In his statement the Minister explained that the new changes were designed to […]

    February 6, 2014Political, TravelNo comments
  19. Mark Brantley’s Address to the Nation on The Anniversary of the Filing of Motion of No Confidence in St. Kitts & Nevis

    My Fellow Citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis, good evening. It is with a great sense of melancholy that I am compelled to address you tonight. I do so in my official capacity as Leader of Her Majesty`s Loyal Opposition but perhaps more importantly, I do so as a grief stricken Citizen of […]

    December 11, 2013Political, ReviewNo comments
  20. “DLP? Bajans Not Good Enough, Neither Can They Reach Jamaicans High Standards: Work Permits Therefore Necessary” by Henderson Bovell

    You can excuse the DLP if it did not care to read the ‘National Strategic Plan 2005-2025.’ But Goal #6 of that document speaks, in part, to: “Branding Barbados Globally.” When you read it, you begin to understand why the demise of a Barbadian brand like Almond, is a national scandal. I suppose the same […]

    November 17, 2013Political, ReviewNo comments
  21. Caribbean Pan-African Network calls for Decisive Action against the Dominican Republic

    A human tragedy that threatens to engulf hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent is currently unfolding in the Dominican Republic, and we are hereby calling on the political leadership of our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations to intervene decisively and to make a concerted attempt to put a halt to it! On the 25th […]

    November 3, 2013PoliticalNo comments
  22. Catlyn & John-Baptiste charged with money laundering

    Members of the Financial Crimes Investigation Unit arrested and charged Hasan Catlyn, 30 years old of Bridge Road, St. Michael, with 3 counts of Money Laundering in sums just over $90,000 that are proceeds of crime. Police Constable Undwye John-Baptiste 28 years old, appeared at the District A Magistrate Court charged with 4 counts of […]

    October 28, 2013Business, CrimeNo comments

    The British Government is making important changes to the passport service for British nationals living overseas. From 12 August 2013, the application process will be centralised and British nationals in Barbados and the independent countries of the Eastern Caribbean should submit their passport application to Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK. This important change […]

    August 7, 2013TravelNo comments
  24. U.S. Embassy Switching to New System for Visa Applications as of Thu. 21st March 2013

    The Embassy of the United States of America to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is transitioning to a new appointment and document delivery service for the non-immigrant visa unit.  Implemented at U.S. Embassies worldwide, the new process is designed to be more convenient and user-friendly.  In addition to the new online system, call center representatives […]

    March 21, 2013TravelNo comments