In a daring and ambitious announcement, Prime Minister Gaston Browne stated his intention of turning Antigua and Barbuda into the Dubai of the Caribbean, with 10,000 new hotel rooms and a direct flight from the Middle-Eastern economic powerhouse to his country. But is this a flight of fantasy, or could it really happen?

Could Antigua and Barbuda become a business, banking and financial hub, not to mention one of the prime tourist targets of the rich and famous, just like Dubai? Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne seems to think so, and said as much in a recent interview with Abu Dhabi daily newspaper The National this week (October 10th 2016):

We now enjoy one of the most robust economies in the Caribbean and beyond. Antigua and Barbuda is a beacon in the Caribbean Sea, and we have firm commitments from world class investors to construct in excess of 5,000 rooms within the next five years. We feel that the UAE is fertile ground for investors seeking to diversify their portfolio, and Antigua and Barbuda is easily today one of the best tourism and investment destinations in the world.

We have set a target of 10,000 rooms for the next five years, which is a very ambitious target but again using Dubai as an inspiration. If we build 10,000 more rooms we get a million more tourists and a billion dollars in extra revenues. It will change the economic fortunes of my country. Already we have over $3 billion in investment pledges so we are assured of at least 5,000 rooms. Now we are on a push to get the other 5,000.

Citizenship by Investment

antigua-citizenship-by-investment

A large chunk of that $3 billion has been generated by the country’s highly successful Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program. This is the legal practice of granting a passport and citizenship to an in investor with a clean criminal record that makes a substantial purchase of real estate or an investment into the infrastructure of said country. CBI is popular both in the Caribbean and Europe.

Countries that offer such programs include Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Hungary, Malta and Portugal from the EU, and Caribbean nations include Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis and of course Antigua and Barbuda.

Prime Minister Browne was quick to defend its CBI program, and dismisses its critics who claim it is simply a means to acquire a second passport. Browne believes investors have a genuine interest in being part of the development of his country:

This issue goes beyond a passport. We have many investors who are not looking for a passport they are looking for a safe place to invest. That is what Antigua offers, it’s one of the safest places on the planet.

The Appeal of Antigua and Barbuda to Dubai

antigua-and-barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a dual island nation in the Caribbean. Its resident population is 91,000 and its capital city is St John¡s. It is a member of the British Commonwealth, and its national language is English.

Antigua and Barbuda is famed for three things; tourism, banking and low taxation.  The type of tourists the country caters for include honeymooners, lovers of water sports (diving, snorkeling, sailing, water skiing) and ecotourism for its rain forest. Antigua and Barbuda has spectacular beaches, fine restaurants, a happening nightlife and five-star accommodation for those simply looking to recharge their batteries.

The banks in Antigua and Barbuda are as discreet and as creative with their tax shelters, and their clients pay virtually zero tax. How discreet? Discreet enough to be put on the legendary EU Offshore Blacklist, where they rub shoulders with Andorra, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brunei, the Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Monaco, Montserrat, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Turks and Caicos-islands to name just some of the 30-strong countries on said list. To make it onto the list, a country must had been reported by at least ten EU member countries plus the USA.

Of course, in the opinion of the people that use these accounts, which range from your successful local business person, to international movie stars to heads of an international conglomerate, billionaires, heads of state and royalty, these banks are simply doing what they were always supposed to do – look after the best interests of their clients.

Dubai to Antigua and Barbuda direct?

antigua-dubai

Mr. Browne has just returned from a trip to the UAE, specifically Dubai and an audience with their leader His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, where he is pushed his country’s request for a direct flight with the national carrier Emirates from Dubai to Antigua. Currently wealthy investors travelling from the Middle East have to travel first to Miami, and then take a second flight on to Antigua. If they don’t have second citizenship and an EU or Caribbean passport, they will need a visa to enter the US.

It’s a chicken and egg situation,  said Browne. We need more rooms to create the economies of scale in order to attract an airline like Emirates. We may have to start with a fifth freedom flight. Even if we have to share space with other countries in the Caribbean in order to build demand, we will do so.

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If you are interested in the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program or indeed any of the other CBI programs in the Caribbean or in Europe, log onto 2ndPassports.com for more information. There you will find details of the very best CBI and resident programs currently available throughout the world.

You will also find all of 2ndPassports.com’s contact details. Feel free to email us or message us via WhatsApp or Telegram for more information or a quote. If you prefer, you can phone or Skype us and speak directly to one of our expert representatives, all in the strictest confidence.

In a daring and ambitious announcement, Prime Minister Gaston Browne stated his intention of turning Antigua and Barbuda into the Dubai of the Caribbean, with 10,000 new hotel rooms and a direct flight from the Middle-Eastern economic powerhouse to his country. But is this a flight of fantasy, or could it really happen?

Could Antigua and Barbuda become a business, banking and financial hub, not to mention one of the prime tourist targets of the rich and famous, just like Dubai? Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne seems to think so, and said as much in a recent interview with Abu Dhabi daily newspaper The National this week (October 10th 2016):

We now enjoy one of the most robust economies in the Caribbean and beyond. Antigua and Barbuda is a beacon in the Caribbean Sea, and we have firm commitments from world class investors to construct in excess of 5,000 rooms within the next five years. We feel that the UAE is fertile ground for investors seeking to diversify their portfolio, and Antigua and Barbuda is easily today one of the best tourism and investment destinations in the world.

We have set a target of 10,000 rooms for the next five years, which is a very ambitious target but again using Dubai as an inspiration. If we build 10,000 more rooms we get a million more tourists and a billion dollars in extra revenues. It will change the economic fortunes of my country. Already we have over $3 billion in investment pledges so we are assured of at least 5,000 rooms. Now we are on a push to get the other 5,000.

Citizenship by Investment

antigua-citizenship-by-investment

A large chunk of that $3 billion has been generated by the country’s highly successful Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program. This is the legal practice of granting a passport and citizenship to an in investor with a clean criminal record that makes a substantial purchase of real estate or an investment into the infrastructure of said country. CBI is popular both in the Caribbean and Europe.

Countries that offer such programs include Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Hungary, Malta and Portugal from the EU, and Caribbean nations include Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis and of course Antigua and Barbuda.

Prime Minister Browne was quick to defend its CBI program, and dismisses its critics who claim it is simply a means to acquire a second passport. Browne believes investors have a genuine interest in being part of the development of his country:

This issue goes beyond a passport. We have many investors who are not looking for a passport they are looking for a safe place to invest. That is what Antigua offers, it’s one of the safest places on the planet.

The Appeal of Antigua and Barbuda to Dubai

antigua-and-barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a dual island nation in the Caribbean. Its resident population is 91,000 and its capital city is St John¡s. It is a member of the British Commonwealth, and its national language is English.

Antigua and Barbuda is famed for three things; tourism, banking and low taxation.  The type of tourists the country caters for include honeymooners, lovers of water sports (diving, snorkeling, sailing, water skiing) and ecotourism for its rain forest. Antigua and Barbuda has spectacular beaches, fine restaurants, a happening nightlife and five-star accommodation for those simply looking to recharge their batteries.

The banks in Antigua and Barbuda are as discreet and as creative with their tax shelters, and their clients pay virtually zero tax. How discreet? Discreet enough to be put on the legendary EU Offshore Blacklist, where they rub shoulders with Andorra, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brunei, the Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Monaco, Montserrat, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Turks and Caicos-islands to name just some of the 30-strong countries on said list. To make it onto the list, a country must had been reported by at least ten EU member countries plus the USA.

Of course, in the opinion of the people that use these accounts, which range from your successful local business person, to international movie stars to heads of an international conglomerate, billionaires, heads of state and royalty, these banks are simply doing what they were always supposed to do – look after the best interests of their clients.

Dubai to Antigua and Barbuda direct?

antigua-dubai

Mr. Browne has just returned from a trip to the UAE, specifically Dubai and an audience with their leader His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, where he is pushed his country’s request for a direct flight with the national carrier Emirates from Dubai to Antigua. Currently wealthy investors travelling from the Middle East have to travel first to Miami, and then take a second flight on to Antigua. If they don’t have second citizenship and an EU or Caribbean passport, they will need a visa to enter the US.

It’s a chicken and egg situation,  said Browne. We need more rooms to create the economies of scale in order to attract an airline like Emirates. We may have to start with a fifth freedom flight. Even if we have to share space with other countries in the Caribbean in order to build demand, we will do so.

2ndPassports.com

If you are interested in the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program or indeed any of the other CBI programs in the Caribbean or in Europe, log onto 2ndPassports.com for more information. There you will find details of the very best CBI and resident programs currently available throughout the world.

You will also find all of 2ndPassports.com’s contact details. Feel free to email us or message us via WhatsApp or Telegram for more information or a quote. If you prefer, you can phone or Skype us and speak directly to one of our expert representatives, all in the strictest confidence.

In a daring and ambitious announcement, Prime Minister Gaston Browne stated his intention of turning Antigua and Barbuda into the Dubai of the Caribbean, with 10,000 new hotel rooms and a direct flight from the Middle-Eastern economic powerhouse to his country. But is this a flight of fantasy, or could it really happen?

Could Antigua and Barbuda become a business, banking and financial hub, not to mention one of the prime tourist targets of the rich and famous, just like Dubai? Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne seems to think so, and said as much in a recent interview with Abu Dhabi daily newspaper The National this week (October 10th 2016):

We now enjoy one of the most robust economies in the Caribbean and beyond. Antigua and Barbuda is a beacon in the Caribbean Sea, and we have firm commitments from world class investors to construct in excess of 5,000 rooms within the next five years. We feel that the UAE is fertile ground for investors seeking to diversify their portfolio, and Antigua and Barbuda is easily today one of the best tourism and investment destinations in the world.

We have set a target of 10,000 rooms for the next five years, which is a very ambitious target but again using Dubai as an inspiration. If we build 10,000 more rooms we get a million more tourists and a billion dollars in extra revenues. It will change the economic fortunes of my country. Already we have over $3 billion in investment pledges so we are assured of at least 5,000 rooms. Now we are on a push to get the other 5,000.

Citizenship by Investment

antigua-citizenship-by-investment

A large chunk of that $3 billion has been generated by the country’s highly successful Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program. This is the legal practice of granting a passport and citizenship to an in investor with a clean criminal record that makes a substantial purchase of real estate or an investment into the infrastructure of said country. CBI is popular both in the Caribbean and Europe.

Countries that offer such programs include Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Hungary, Malta and Portugal from the EU, and Caribbean nations include Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis and of course Antigua and Barbuda.

Prime Minister Browne was quick to defend its CBI program, and dismisses its critics who claim it is simply a means to acquire a second passport. Browne believes investors have a genuine interest in being part of the development of his country:

This issue goes beyond a passport. We have many investors who are not looking for a passport they are looking for a safe place to invest. That is what Antigua offers, it’s one of the safest places on the planet.

The Appeal of Antigua and Barbuda to Dubai

antigua-and-barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a dual island nation in the Caribbean. Its resident population is 91,000 and its capital city is St John¡s. It is a member of the British Commonwealth, and its national language is English.

Antigua and Barbuda is famed for three things; tourism, banking and low taxation.  The type of tourists the country caters for include honeymooners, lovers of water sports (diving, snorkeling, sailing, water skiing) and ecotourism for its rain forest. Antigua and Barbuda has spectacular beaches, fine restaurants, a happening nightlife and five-star accommodation for those simply looking to recharge their batteries.

The banks in Antigua and Barbuda are as discreet and as creative with their tax shelters, and their clients pay virtually zero tax. How discreet? Discreet enough to be put on the legendary EU Offshore Blacklist, where they rub shoulders with Andorra, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brunei, the Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Monaco, Montserrat, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Turks and Caicos-islands to name just some of the 30-strong countries on said list. To make it onto the list, a country must had been reported by at least ten EU member countries plus the USA.

Of course, in the opinion of the people that use these accounts, which range from your successful local business person, to international movie stars to heads of an international conglomerate, billionaires, heads of state and royalty, these banks are simply doing what they were always supposed to do – look after the best interests of their clients.

Dubai to Antigua and Barbuda direct?

antigua-dubai

Mr. Browne has just returned from a trip to the UAE, specifically Dubai and an audience with their leader His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, where he is pushed his country’s request for a direct flight with the national carrier Emirates from Dubai to Antigua. Currently wealthy investors travelling from the Middle East have to travel first to Miami, and then take a second flight on to Antigua. If they don’t have second citizenship and an EU or Caribbean passport, they will need a visa to enter the US.

It’s a chicken and egg situation,  said Browne. We need more rooms to create the economies of scale in order to attract an airline like Emirates. We may have to start with a fifth freedom flight. Even if we have to share space with other countries in the Caribbean in order to build demand, we will do so.

2ndPassports.com

If you are interested in the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program or indeed any of the other CBI programs in the Caribbean or in Europe, log onto 2ndPassports.com for more information. There you will find details of the very best CBI and resident programs currently available throughout the world.

You will also find all of 2ndPassports.com’s contact details. Feel free to email us or message us via WhatsApp or Telegram for more information or a quote. If you prefer, you can phone or Skype us and speak directly to one of our expert representatives, all in the strictest confidence.

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