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Vanuatu’s Dual-CIP Era Drawing to a Close? “Hong Kong-Jimmy” Receives Termination Notice

May 29, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In a remarkable turn of events, Vanuatu’s new Deputy Prime Minister has served Jimmy Ng King Cheung – the country’s Trade Commissioner to Hong Kong and sole authorized agent for the parallel citizenship by investment program, the Vanuatu Contribution Program (VCP) -with a three-month termination notice....

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Vanuatu Citizenship Commission’s New Chairman Tasked With Addressing Dual Program Paradox

May 12, 2020

Image credit: Vanuatu Daily Post James E. HarrisBangkok/London   The newly appointed Chairman of Vanuatu’s Citizenship Commission is a political heavy-weight and was, until Vanuatu’s March 2020 General Election, Deputy Leader of the Opposition. A former Justice Minister, Ronald Warsal was appointed by the incoming Prime Minister Hon. Bob...

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Vanuatu CIP-Revenue Surged in 2019, Nearly Half of Government Revenue in Dec.

March 5, 2020

Last year, we reported that CBI-receipts in Vanuatu had overtaken VAT in 2018 to become the government’s single largest source of income, accouting for some 31% of the total. In 2019, that proportion grew to 37% as VT 12.56 billion (about US$105 million) came in via the Vanuatu Development...

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Vanuatu Govt. Moves to Stop Agents Undercutting Official Price

December 18, 2019

James E. HarrisLondon/Bangkok   Vanuatu Citizenship Commission email communicates clear directive from PM’s Office for adherence by Designated Agents to official minimum pricing levels. In a clear statement of intent to further tighten the management and distribution of Vanuatu’s Citizenship Programs (the Development Support Program (DSP) and Vanuatu Contribution...

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Vanuatu Eyes Record CBI-Revenue in 2019, Reaching 75% of Budget Target by End of April

August 5, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   In the first four months of 2019, revenue from Vanuatu’s two citizenship by investment programs nearly equaled the amount raised in all of 2017. The Vanuatu Treasury’s monthly reports show the government’s CBI-receipts had reached VT 3.4 billion (about US$29 million) by the end of April...

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Harris: Vanuatu Government Addresses the “Multiple Citizenship Program” Paradox

April 26, 2019

James E. HarrisBangkok   By James Elcocke-Harris – Vanuatu Information Centre, and Saleh Latif – Vanuatu Investment Migration Bureau. We’ve Been Expecting You It is hardly an exaggeration to say that the whole world has been waiting for Vanuatu to take steps towards a unification of the various programs...

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Conspiracies and Foul Play – In Candid Letter, HK Lawyer Answers Long-Standing Questions on Vanuatu Citizenship

April 24, 2019

Martin D. FairbairnHong Kong   Disclaimer: Investment Migration Insider cannot, and does not, vouch for the veracity of the claims herein made. The contents in the below article are the views of its author and do not necessarily represent those of Investment Migration Insider. Any and all questions, counterclaims,...

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3 Crucial Questions the Vanuatu Citizenship Commission Needs to Answer – Yesterday

April 22, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Why do you have two programs with different prices? Are the citizenships honorary or not? And who is Jimmy from Hong Kong? Out of all the formal citizenship by investment programs, we have found that obtaining accurate and timely information on that of Vanuatu to be...

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