LONDON, Feb. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- At a community consultation with the Federal Cabinet last Monday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Premier of Nevis, Mark Brantley, took the opportunity to highlight the growth of St Kitts and Nevis' global standing. Since 2015, Mr Brantley announced, the dual-island nation has entered into diplomatic relations with 34 countries and negotiated visa-free waiver agreements with 15.
As one of the smallest sovereign states in the Western Hemisphere, St Kitts and Nevis has committed to building relationships with nations across Africa, Europe and the Middle East. This diplomatic mission, headed by Mr Brantley, has brought increased visa-free travel, benefitting economic citizens under St Kitts and Nevis' Citizenship by Investment Programme. The mission has also opened the door for bi-lateral collaboration in areas such as tourism and infrastructure.
"[This] takes our passport to one of the most powerful in the region, and we have committed to making it the most powerful in all of the Caribbean and Latin America as we continue to work at this", declared the Foreign Minister. Last year, St Kitts and Nevis' passport ranking surpassed several larger nations including Saudi Arabia and Montenegro, a feat that continues to be a priority for the islands.
St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme, introduced in 1984, is one of the longest-serving in the industry. In exchange for citizenship, investors make an economic contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF). For nearly four decades, investors and their families have been attracted by the Federation's 'Platinum Standard' brand, awarded for the nation's successful business landscape and global mobility. Citizens of the islands enjoy visa-free access to almost 160 destinations including top international business hubs. As the dual-island state continues to enhance its offering through its diplomatic efforts, citizens – both economic and native – continue to reap the benefits.
SOURCE CS Global Partners