Antigua News Room:
Prime Minister Gaston Browne has told Pointe FM that the decision of Canada to impose visa restrictions on Antigua and Barbuda is a good thing.
“I know there are some people who are upset about Canada imposing their visa requirements on us, as far as I am concerned it a good thing because they must be responsible for whoever is entering their country,” the prime minister told radio listeners.
He made the point was speaking on security concerns regarding the Citizenship by Investment Programme.
“So I don’t know why some of our people so caught up about it,” Browne added.
He also questioned, “how many Antiguans go to Canada to shop?”
“The point is, I don’t think we should be vexed with them because they decide they want to tighten up on visa-free access to control who comes into their country. That’s okay with me.”
Many residents are still hoping that Canada will reverse its decision last year to impose visas on Antiguans traveling to the North American country.
Canada did so in light of concerns with the CIP.