PM Harris attends Citizenship by Investment and International Residence Summit in Singapore

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 25, 2015 (SKNIS)—Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, is down to be the first speaker at the Asia Citizenship by Investment and International Residence Summit being held at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore from October 26-27.

Prime Minister Harris, along with Attorney General, Honourable Senator Vincent Byron, left the Federation on Friday, October 23, to attend the two-day summit hosted by IBC Global Conferences and C.S. Global Partners, and chaired by Micha-Rose Emmet, Group Managing Director of C.S. Global Partners.

While in Singapore, Prime Minister Harris will meet members of the Asian Investment Community to promote St. Kitts and Nevis as the best place to live, play, work and do business not only under the Citizenship-by-Investment (CBI) Programme but in other areas of investment. Dr. Harris and Senator Byron will also travel to Hong Kong to meet the investment community there.

Prime Minister Harris will address the global forum under the theme “The New Government Committed to Upholding the World’s Leading Citizenship by Investment Programme” where four key areas will emerge: (1) Understanding the Government’s approach to maintaining its reputation and global appeal (2) Exploring the advantages of becoming a citizen (3) Investigating investment opportunities on the island (3) Discussion on how St. Kitts has become a hub for international businessmen.

The two-day summit will focus on five key themes: Citizenship Options; Residence Options; Tax and Regulatory Insights and Outlook; Focus on the Global Citizen; and Multiple Citizenship Option.

Several Caribbean prime ministers and distinguished personalities will speak at the summit. Some of these include Prime Minister of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit; Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Dr. the Honourable Kenny Anthony; Grenada’s Minister for Implementation, The Honourable Alexandra Otway; and Chief Executive Officer of the Antigua CBI Programme, H.E. Dr. Joseph John.

Ms. Judith Gold, Deputy Division Chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will address the summit under the theme “Too much of a Good Thing? Prudent Management of Inflows under Economic Citizenship Programmes”.

St. Kitts and Nevis has started a reformation of the CBI programme; some of these reforms include the introduction of a Citizenship Application Management System (CAMS) and an enhanced and professional staff with backgrounds in international banking, finance, marketing, immigration and anti-money laundering.

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