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African nun says it's time for her bishops to face abuse, listen to victims



ROME – An African nun who recently graduated from a course at a prestigious Roman university on safeguarding minors says that ready or not, her …
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New report on St Kitts-Nevis economic citizenship abuse creates major stir in Middle East


Image: Gulf News

By Caribbean News Now contributor

DUBAI, UAE — A new report on Saturday by the widely-read Gulf News detailing the rampant abuse of the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme (CIP) has created a major stir in the Middle East, a significant source market of applicants wishing to obtain second passports.

Although much of the detail has previously been published by Caribbean News Now, the latest report by features editor, Mazhar Farooqui, entitled “Caribbean citizenship dreams in jeopardy?” includes new, albeit self-contradictory, attempts at explanations by the head of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Les Khan.

In response to an earlier pledge by former St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, now leader of the…

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St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme abuse: ‘Let us count the ways’


St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris (L) with Citizenship by Investment Unit CEO Les Khan

“How do I abuse thee? Let us count the ways.” ~ with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning

By Caribbean News Now contributor

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — At a press conference last week, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris and CEO of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) Les Khan again attempted to reassure the media of the integrity of the country’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP).

“The CIU processes applications which on the face of the documentary evidence submitted to it had only the authorized amounts. There has been not one case that has come to [Khan] and his unit that the amounts that are indicated on the purchase and sales…

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Economic citizenship abuse may have cost St Kitts-Nevis between US$30 million and $130 million


St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris (L) with Citizenship by Investment Unit CEO Les Khan

By Caribbean News Now contributor

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The recently exposed but apparently still ongoing abuse of the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme (CIP) may have already cost the country and its government between US$30 million and $130 million in lost revenue and overall economic impact.

Multiple allegations of apparent fraud in the St Kitts and Nevis CIP have surfaced recently, involving forged letters of approval, unmonitored switching from the donation option to the real estate investment option, misappropriation of client money into personal bank accounts, and illegally financed unsanctioned discounts.

Although, according to documents in…

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African Star Speaks Out After Racial Abuse



With Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly being the subject of racist abuse during his side’s 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan on Wednesday night, the Senegal star has now spoken out about the chants.


 


 


During Gli Azzurri’s midweek defeat at the San Siro, the Senegalese defender was subjected to monkey chants from sections of the stadium.


 


Inter netted late through Lautaro Martinez to win the Serie A match 1-0, but their victory was clouded by controversy after two Napoli players were sent off.


 


One of them was Koulibaly, who was first cautioned for sarcastic gestures towards the Inter fans, and he later apologised to his teammates after the game, but was not apologetic about his skin colour.


 


“I’m sorry about the loss and, above all, to have left…

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St Kitts-Nevis attempts to address abuse of its citizenship programme in notice to agents


Les Khan, CEO of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)

By Caribbean News Now contributor

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — In a “notice” issued on Monday to international marketing agents (IMAs) and sub-agents entitled “Terms of Engagement”, described by some industry stakeholders as “weak” and “toothless”, Les Khan, the CEO of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), attempted to address widespread abuse and fraud in its economic citizenship programme.

In response to multiple examples of promotions appearing on social media by a number of foreign agents purporting to offer St Kitts and Nevis citizenship at substantial discounts on the official investment options, IMAs and sub agents were told “to ensure that there are no…

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