Monthly Archives: March 2013

Controversial CIP Bill Passed

March 20th, 2013 (No Comments)

Following less than four hours of debate from both sides of the Upper House on a motion to send the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) Bill to committee stage, the contentious bill was passed yesterday following a walkout by the opposition.

CIP Bill Returned to Senate

March 12th, 2013 (No Comments)

The Lower House of Parliament acted to return the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme Bill to the Senate on Monday. The CIP Bill was returned to the Upper House by approval of a resolution tabled by Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer.

Citizenship By Investment Act, 2013 Goes Back To Parliament

March 11th, 2013 (No Comments)

Prime Minister the Hon. W. Baldwin Spencer will on Monday during a sitting of the House of Representatives move a motion for the House to adopt a Resolution to return the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013 back to Senate.

Minister of finance still has high hopes for CIP

March 2nd, 2013 (No Comments)

Even though collecting $32 million this year is doubtful, the minister of finance has said the Citizen by Investment Programme is still beneficial to the country. In his first interview since the Bill failed to pass through the Senate on February 13, Harold Lovell said much focus is being placed on government’s immediate projections and […]

Citizenship bill returns to House

March 1st, 2013 (No Comments)

The Citizenship by Investment bill will be re-introduced to the House of Representatives in two weeks, more than 14 days after it was rejected by the Senate. It is not clear what changes have been made to it, if any, after the bill was snubbed by four Government-appointed senators, leading to a fall-out within the […]