MOVING UP


Chief Executive Officer of St. Lucia’s Citizen By Investment Unit Nestor Alfred believes Saint Lucia’s move from 8th to 6th place regionally in the Henley Passport Index, will impact positively on the Country’s economy. This means citizens can enjoy visa-free access to 145 countries. The Country now ranks 31st Globally.

Since 2008 Saint Lucia moved up its passport power ranking seven spots. Now the country ranks at 6th place regionally.Powerful passports attract high-end candidates who are willing to make outstanding contributions to a country’s economy. This can generate all types of employment, from lawyers to gardeners, from architects to construction workers. It can also create business linkages for local entrepreneurs. Chief Executive Officer of St. Lucia’s Citizen By Investment Unit Nestor Alfred is happy about the achievement but not complacent

The need for greater visa-free access to promising destinations has grown steadily. Families and individuals want to transcend the constraints imposed on them by their country of origin and pursue career, and lifestyle opportunities on a global scale. Mr. Alfred believes that this can have a great impact on the economy in terms of generating revenue

Neighbouring territories, Grenada ranked 8th regionally and 33rd globally with access to 143 countries; Saint Kitts & Nevis ranked 3rd regionally and 27th globally with access to 151 countries, while Antigua & Barbuda ranked 4th regionally and 28th globally with access to 150 countries

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