Citizenship bill returns to House

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 ruling administration.

The re-introduction means that Government is hoping to replace at least two of its members in the Upper House in quick time.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer has said he will ask the governor general to revoke the appointment of Senators Colin Derrick and Anthony Stuart.

Despite the delay, Minister of Finance Harold Lovell says the administration remains hopeful it can rake in the EC$32 million dollars that was initially projected for this year under the programme.