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Saint Kitts CIU Issues Warning to Agents, Publishes Blacklist, Website Suffers Malware Attack

September 14, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit’s (CIU) website has introduced a “blacklisted international marketing agents (IMA)” page to its official website. The page consists of names of IMAs that are now blacklisted. Note: we have chosen not to link to the CIU’s website...

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10 on the Weekend – Mohammed Asaria: “Many Doubted We Would Put a Single Brick in the Ground”

September 12, 2020

Ten On The Weekend is a regular feature on IMI, the concept of which is simple: Each weekend, we ask the same ten questions of a different industry figure, letting readers get to know the interviewee on a more personal and informal level than they might in an ordinary business...

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ahmad-abbas , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , jordan , mena , policy-updates

Jordan Halves the Price of Its CIP Despite Reported Avg. Investment of US$6.9m

September 3, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Ahmad AbbasJordan   The Jordanian Investment Commission this week reported its two-year-old citizenship by investment program had raised US$1.38bn from just 200 investors. On Tuesday, Khalid Al-Wazani, Head of the Jordanian Investment Commission (JIC), announced that 200 investors (counting main applicants only) had already claimed Jordanian...

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ahmad-abbas , al-jazeera , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , cyprus , editors-picks , europe , nicos-nouris

Cyprus’ Spat With Al-Jazeera Takes on Geopolitical Overtones

September 1, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   On August 23rd, Al Jazeera published the first in a series of reports on the Cyprus CIP, based on a list of 1,400 citizenship applications the network said had been leaked to them earlier this summer. The “Cyprus Papers” branded the Mediterranean citizenship program as an...

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Secret Bay Sees 66% Increase in Enquiries from Americans Seeking Second Citizenship

August 26, 2020

The Residences at Secret BaySponsor As the six-month mark of the coronavirus global pandemic nears and much of the world remains in lockdown, there’s an increased interest in the desire for dual citizenship. The Residences at Secret Bay, the six-star all-villa resort in Dominica, the Caribbean’s  “Nature Island,”  is...

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“Neither Fair Nor Helpful”: Reactions to Al Jazeera Report on Cyprus

August 24, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Al Jazeera yesterday released the first articles in a series of investigative reports on the Cypriot Investment Program in which it names individuals of ill repute – some convicted, others accused – that obtained citizenships through investment in the Mediterranean country between 2017 and 2019, a...

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asia-pacific , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , data , intel-data , ronald-warsal , statistics , vanuatu

Vanuatu Approving 100+ CBI Applications a Month, Setting Revenue-Records in 2020

August 21, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Four months into his tenure as Chairman of the Vanuatu National Citizenship Commission, Ronald Warsal (pictured) has plenty of reason to smile; the Ministry of Finance and Treasury’s half-year revenue report shows CBI-related revenue during the six-month period that ended on June 30th was the highest...

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Cyprus Gazettes New CIP Regulations: Donation Amount Raised, Parents-in-Law Welcomed

August 20, 2020

Eleni DrakouCyprus   This Tuesday, after months of political procedure, the Official Gazette of Cyprus published the new regulations of the country’s citizenship by investment program. Lawyer and CIP expert Eleni Drakou provides a detailed explanation of the changes. The Cyprus Investment Program (CIP) has granted citizenship to an...

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Global CIP Accreditations Pass 1,000 For The First Time, Vanuatu’s Number Suddenly Triples

August 19, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The number of agent accreditations among the ten citizenship by investment programs that require special licenses to submit applications has grown by 6.7% since May, from 962 to 1,026, according to an analysis performed by IMI. Of the 1,026 accreditations currently valid, Cyprus alone accounts for...

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antigua-and-barbuda , caribbean , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , data , industry-trends , statistics , trends

What Killed Antigua & Barbuda’s CBI Real Estate Option?

August 16, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Between 2015 and 2017, one in five investors chose the real estate option. In the last two years, only one in forty did. Why? All five Caribbean citizenship by investment programs have both donation and real estate investment options. Four of them have similarly priced real...

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