Economic citizenship will mean hundreds of millions of dollars in investment in Antigua & Barbuda. It will directly result in at least $5.5 million a year in revenue for government. This is investment that will go directly into creating jobs and opportunities for Antiguans & Barbudans.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister committed himself to educating the public on these benefits:
We will go through the length and breadth of the country to ensure that the people understand and appreciate exactly what we intend to do.
There will be safeguards in place to ensure that the system is not abused. Instead, we hope that individuals who make a commitment to investing in Antigua & Barbuda and creating jobs and opportunity for our people are rewarded. We look forward to continuing to discuss the proposal with Antiguans & Barbudans and highlight the jobs and opportunity such a programme would generate for our people.