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Recent abuses of St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme raised in Parliament


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 — In his budget presentation in parliament last week, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris touched upon the abuses recently uncovered in the country’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP), including allegations of forgery and fraud, but offered no substantive detail and, predictably, blamed unnamed “aggrieved parties with personal vendettas” for recent efforts “to scandalize the programme”.

The St Kitts and Nevis government has so far failed to act decisively against the perpetrators of discounted citizenship schemes and forged letters. Marketing agents in the Middle East are continuing…

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St Kitts-Nevis opposition files motion of no confidence in PM


Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris (L) and Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas

By Caribbean News Now contributor

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) has filed a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.

The motion, in the name of leader of the opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, has been submitted to the Clerk of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 27 of the Rules of the National Assembly.

“I hereby give you notice of the presentation of a motion of no confidence, a copy of which is attached and ask that it be noted in the Order Book of the Assembly for tabling and debate as a matter of grave urgency.

“I am asking that this motion be tabled at the next sitting of the National…

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CDB-funded US$6.4 million street lighting project launched in St Kitts-Nevis


BASSETERRE, St Kitts — An energy-efficient street lighting project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projected to save St Kitts and Nevis over US$2.2 million a year.

Under the street and flood light retrofitting project, which was launched last Wednesday in St Kitts, 10,650 street lights throughout both St Kitts and Nevis will be replaced with more energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

The board of directors of CDB approved US$5.8 million in financing for the project in December 2016. The government of St Kitts and Nevis, the St Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC) and the Nevis Electricity Company (NEVLEC) are expected to contribute approximately USD700,000 through supporting implementation and installation of the new street lights.

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St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party files motion of no confidence in PM Timothy Harris


The opposition St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) has filed a Motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris.

The motion has been submitted to the Clerk of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly, Sonia Boddie-Thompson in accordance with Standing Order 27 of the Rules of the National Assembly.

The motion of no confidence is in the name of Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Denzil Douglas.

“I hereby give you notice of the presentation of a Motion of No Confidence, a copy of which is attached and ask that it be noted in the Order Book of the Assembly for tabling and debate as a matter of grave urgency.

“I am asking that this motion be tabled at the next sitting of the National Assembly so that it can be debated and disposed of as urgent matter,”…

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St Kitts-Nevis PM called on to release IMF report


Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Ahead of Wednesday’s presentation of the 2019 Budget, local financial analyst and accountant, Snideman Warner has challenged prime minister and minister of finance, Dr Timothy Harris, to produce the facts that St Kitts and Nevis is doing well by allowing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to publish the staff report on the economy.

“It would help us. We would like to see evidence when these things are presented and one of the ways is access is what we call independent verification of the state of the economy, is via the IMF report and one understands that the last IMF visit, the report coming out of that visit has not yet been approved for release by the government,” Warner said.

Warner also wanted to know…

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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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