Antigua St. John’s – George Georges and his family of four on Monday became the first people to receive Antigua & Barbuda citizenship under the recently-established Citizenship by Investment Programme.
Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer, during a brief ceremony, presented Georges with his Certificate of Citizenship by Registration and his Antigua & Barbuda passport. Earlier in the day, Georges was administered the Oath of Allegiance by Minister of National Security and Labour Dr Errol Cort.
Prime Minister Spencer, in welcoming Georges to the Antigua & Barbuda family, thanked him for the confidence he has exhibited in the process and Antigua & Barbuda, and noted that he is looking forward to Georges opening up avenues for investment for Antigua & Barbuda.
Georges, who gained citizenship through his contribution to the National Development Fund, said that he is delighted to have been accepted for Antiguan & Barbudan citizenship, and it is his intention to work in the interest of his newly adopted country.
Under the Citizenship by Investment Act, individuals and their families can become citizens of Antigua and Barbuda through investment, donations to a charity, and contributions to the National Development Fund.