17 Feb 17.02.2016 PM Harris Reveals Number of Passports Sold Under the St.Kitts-Nevis CBI Programme over the last Decade
17.02.2016 PM Harris Reveals Number of Passports Sold Under the St.Kitts-Nevis CBI Programme over the last Decade
Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, reported figures with respect to how many persons have become economic citizens under the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme, something that had been veiled in secrecy under the Douglas-led regime for over 20 years, despite requests by the media and people for that information.
Prime Minister Harris disclosed that “as of the 31st of December, 2015, there were 10, 777 primary passports issued under the CBI programme.”
He reported that in 2005, 6 passports were issued; in 2006, there were 19 issued; 2007 saw the issuance of 75, while in 2008 there were 202 passports; in 2009, there were 292 passports issued; in 2010, 664 were issued; in 2011, there were 1092; 1758 passports were issued in 2012; 2044 in 2013; in 2014, there were 2329; and 2015, 2296.
He further reported that passports were issued to economic citizens from 127 countries across all continents, stating that data indicate that the programme is most popular in Europe and Asia.