Industry News ‘Citizenship by Investment starts January’

Industry News ‘Citizenship by Investment starts January’

30th December 2015

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony delivered a stirring opening address to the Global Citizens Forum in Monaco in October this year. During the course of his speech, the Prime Minister announced that Saint Lucia will be accepting applications for citizenship by investment as of Jan. 1, 2016.

While Dr. Anthony described himself as a jealous guardian of Saint Lucian citizenship, he noted that the time had come to think beyond traditional approaches in order to deal with the challenges that small states face. Citizenship through investment, he said, has become a viable alternative. 

The Prime Minister informed the gathering of citizenship lawyers, wealth managers, marketing agents, investors and VIPs that Saint Lucia, by accepting new citizens, would not just be offering citizenship but would be offering an identity, a people, and Saint Lucia’s place in the world.
He stressed that new citizens must enhance Saint Lucia’s global standing and ensure that the country’s proud heritage endures.
In his address, the Prime Minister outlined the principles and characteristics of the program to be implemented. 

He noted that the legislation establishing the program was supported without political rancor, with the blessing of both the ruling government and opposition parties.
The Prime Minister’s address was followed by a performance from Saint Lucia’s Ronald “Boo” Hinkson and Haitian superstar Wyclef Jean.
Wyclef, best known for his band the Fugees, is attending the forum as a special guest. He performed with Boo at the invitation of the Prime Minister. The event was also attended by a number of lawyers and professionals from Saint Lucia.

Source - Government of St. Lucia