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Stuart takes issue with CBI


ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Stuart takes issue with CBI

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BARBADOS has expressed concern that some holders of regional passports through the Citizenship By Investment Programmes (CBI) are entering the island and demanding to stay based on their newly acquired status as CARICOM nationals.

This development has piqued the curiosity of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who revealed the worrying trend last Sunday during a Christ Church West branch luncheon at Almond Bay Caterers.

Stuart said that at CARICOM meetings, he had heard other regional heads mentioning the trouble their countries would be in if not for the programmes.

Noting that those programmes allowed those countries to pay their bills, Stuart explained that in some cases, people buying citizenship did not even have to come to the country in question to get citizenship or a passport. (AD)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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