Over the past two years, diplomatic relations and global partnerships have been focal to Team Unity’s goal of improving St Kitts and Nevis’ visibility on the world stage. Recently, the Honourable Mark Brantley, the Government’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, outlined the efforts made by the administration to expand the Federation’s diplomatic footprint, noting that many had been realised through special negotiations and reciprocal travel arrangements with key partners such as Bolivia.
As well as securing agreements to facilitate the global mobility of Kittitians and Nevisians, Team Unity has also taken steps to guarantee the personal safety of citizens located overseas, developing consulates in two new countries. Minister Brantley also announced that negotiations are currently underway to see more consulates established in other global locations.
Equally important, the Team Unity administration has effectively managed and developed the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme, a major contributor to the nation’s economic health. Today, the Programme, branded as the ‘Platinum Standard’ of citizenship by investment, can be credited for St Kitts and Nevis reaching an impressive GDP growth of 3.5% in 2016, improving its infrastructure and real estate propositions, and setting itself as a leader in alternative energy and green growth.