St Lucia citizenship programme questions need answers

St Lucia citizenship programme questions need answers

Melanius Alphonse ICIA, AIPFM

Former Cabinet minister, Richard Frederick, recently posed a number of important questions to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to explain how Saint Lucia’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP) money has been used, in contrast to the successful and constructive utilisation by St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica. In this regard, we ought not to forget that the government of Saint Lucia is also pursuing a residency by investment programme.

What’s more, both programmes operate under a cloud of secrecy like the mafia’s closely held secrets, as if it’s not the business of Saint Lucians to know how many passports are issued, to whom, where the money is held and what the money is used for.