Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 14, 2022: The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has appointed a new head of its world-renowned Citizenship by Investment Unit, Michael Martin.
The new government administration is on a drive to enhance its Citizenship by Investment programme and to ensure that local citizens and residents alike benefit from it.
“In this ever-changing and unpredictable world, it is imperative that the Government of St Kitts and Nevis and its Citizenship by Investment Programme continue to adapt to the needs of our people and to attract the right kind of international investment necessary to uplift our country,” said Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Terrence Drew. “I believe that Mr. Martin is the perfect candidate to help us realise our goal of providing a programme that will uplift the Kittitian and Nevisian society through beneficial investment options that bring tangible value, while also offering an enriching base to international investors.”
The St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) administration aims to ensure that the Citizenship by Investment Programme is mutually beneficial for all stakeholders, from the people of St Kitts and Nevis, the investors themselves, to the developers, to the local service providers and the international marketing agents.
“While we have always been the benchmark of the global investor immigration industry, we understand that in order to remain as one of the most sought-after economic citizenship programmes in the world, we need to continue to evolve and forge a path for ourselves that is sustainable in the long term,” said the prime minister.
Upon asking Mr. Martin for comment he said, “This is an operation that is very important to the development of the country, and to the people of the country. We will have to rebrand and refocus the programme, define our strategic goals, and create some new investment options that would be aligned to those strategic goals.”
The Citizenship by Investment Programme has been structured to allow for greater transparency and accountability, which make the hallmarks....