April 20, 2017

Job Creation and Earnings Soar in St Kitts and Nevis

The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis Social Security Board has reported a dramatic increase in job creation and employment earnings across the nation; the highest recorded in the country’s history. The feat has been reached under the administration of the country’s Prime Minister, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, who, on 5 April 2017, commented: “In 2016, we outdid all […]
April 13, 2017

UK Home Office Issues Guidance on EU Nationals

On 23 June 2016, British nationals voted to leave the European Union. Official exit procedures were however only launched on 29 March 2017, when the United Kingdom ‘triggered Article 50’ – a provision of the Treaty on European Union that outlines how to withdraw from the EU. To assuage uncertainty on the consequences of such ‘triggering,’ particularly with respect to […]
April 4, 2017

St Kitts and Nevis Records Growth in Employment

The St Kitts and Nevis Social Security Board has confirmed 2016 as the year with the highest number of Kittitians and Nevisians employed in the Federation – an achievement that goes hand in hand with the country’s growing economy. Figures from the Board show that national employment stood at 24,539 jobs in 2016, up from 24,308 in the previous year […]
April 3, 2017

Grenada Receives Sixth IMF Review

A working visit by staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Grenada has confirmed a positive picture of the country’s economic performance – reflected in both remarkable GDP growth and improved fiscal policies. Between 15th and 22nd March 2017, a team of experts headed by IMF Deputy Division Chief Nicole Laframboise visited Grenada to conduct its sixth review of […]
March 17, 2017

Young Mothers to Receive Assistance in Dominica

First announced at the Prime Minister’s 2016/2017 Budget Address, and spearheaded by the Dominica Social Security (DSS), Dominica’s pilot national insurance programme to supply financial assistance to young pregnant mothers and infant children is finally underway. The programme, which is to be fully implemented in April 2017, will be funded primarily by the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme. Dominica’s longstanding […]
March 15, 2017

Grenada’s Vision for the Future is Blue

Grenada is taking steps to preserve its marine space and to implement strategies for the sustainable use of its waters. In so doing, it is establishing itself as a frontrunner in the development of the ‘blue economy’ – a core component for world policy on climate change. Governmental cooperation to promote the blue economy was highlighted by the United Nations […]
March 13, 2017

St Kitts and Nevis: Passports Refined

In December 2014, St Kitts and Nevis recalled all passports that lacked ‘place of birth’ on their data page. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday 9 March, the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, further announced the deactivation of any and all national passports that excluded information on the holder’s place of birth. […]
March 10, 2017

Dominica CBI Programme Funds New Community

Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme, one of the most sought-after economic citizenship options in the world, is once again providing for local Dominicans as it finances a new development project to home hundreds of locals affected by Tropical Storm Erika. The Petite Savanne Resettlement Programme promises to rebuild the constituency of Petite Savanne though the construction of 368 mixed use […]