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 We all dream of living in the Caribbean. We all think about waking up to the ocean, being in touch with the natural environment, of connecting with the region’s vibrant culture. Everybody dreams of doing it — but some actually …

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How to Buy a Caribbean Passport

 By Nuri Katz As globalization continues, increasing numbers of global high net worth individuals (HNWI) have sought out citizenship by investment opportunities, according to a recent report by the New World Health Organization. Citizenship-by-investment provides HNWI and their families the …

St Kitts Suspends Syrians From Citizenship by Investment Program

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has announced the immediate suspension of  processing of new applications for citizenship by investment from citizens and residents of Syria. In a statement, the country’s government said the changes were “made …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is the latest Caribbean nation to offer citizenship by investment, and now the country is looking to pitch its passports in Asia. Grenada Implementation Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel said Grenada was the “perfect option for …

 Senate approval for major project By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is closer to launching a proposed citizenship by investment programme. The country’s new Citizenship by Investment bill was approved by the island’s senate last week. St Lucia Minister …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is continuing to consider the possibility of implementing an economic citizenship programme, an idea broached last year. A task force set up last August recently completed a report on …

 Above: a protest in Santo Domingo over the ongoing citizenship issue (UN Photo/J Tanner) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of United Nations human rights experts is urging the Dominican Republic to “adopt the necessary legal measures to restore …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has passed long-awaited legislation addressing the country’s controversial citizenship ruling from last year. Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina issued Law 169-14, which establishes special rules for …

 Above: Dominican Republic Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic will be resuming their bilateral negotiations this month in the Haitian city of Jacmel. The talks, which will take …

 Above: the National Palace in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic unveiled today what the country is calling an “ambitious and comprehensive” immigration plan aimed at dealing in part with the country’s ongoing citizenship issue involving …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is urging the Dominican Republic to “right the wrong” resulting from the country’s controversial ruling on citizenship. The ruling, which retroactively stripped thousands …

 Above: the Harry S Truman building By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Department of State has conveyed its “deep concern” to the government of the Dominican Republic over the latter’s controversial citizenship ruling, according to Marie Harf, deputy …

 Above: the PetroCaribe-ALBA Summit in Caracas (Photo: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff As tensions over a citizenship ruling continue between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two countries took time to hold talks on Monday evening in the context …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina signed a decree Friday establishing the terms and conditions for what he called the “regularization of foreigners in an irregular situation” in the country. …

 Above: the meeting in Caracas (Photo: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic have begun talks on the controversial citizenship ruling by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court regarding Dominicans of Haitian descent. Haiti Foreign Minister Pierre …

 Above: Jamaica PM Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Prime Minister has expressed “concern” with the recent constitutional case in the Dominican Republic that could strip hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship. …

 Above: the OAS meeting this week (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The debate about the recent Dominican Republic constitutional court decision that could strip hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent of citizenship continues to …

 Above: the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community issued a statement Thursday expressing concern over the recent citizenship ruling in the Dominican Republic that could leave hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent …