Citizenship by Investment programme becomes catalyst in development of St Kitts and Nevis

Basseterre, June 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Despite being the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere, the twin-island Federation of St Kitts and Nevis gave the world its first economic citizenship programme in 1984. It provides alternative citizenship in exchange for a financial contribution to the country’s economy.

St Kitts and Nevis is well-known across the world for its pristine beaches and sheer blue waters; it is also among the most stable economies in the region, with tourism being the major source of income. The stability and tranquil environment of the country enable it as an ideal location for people seeking alternative citizenship. There is no denying that the CBI programme of the country offers a much-needed injection of foreign direct investment, often in a way that can make significant developmental differences.

The twin-island nation is indeed home to the world’s longstanding economic citizenship programme and has been providing alternative citizenship for more than three decades. The Citizenship by Investment Programme of the country is the oldest programme across the globe. The CBI Programme guarantees platinum standards with increased mobility, sustainable investment opportunities and greater economic freedom for successful applicants.

For St Kitts and Nevis, the citizenship by investment programme has a vital role to play in its socio-economic development. The programme is crucial for funding many projects. As per the CBI experts, the alternative citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis country is the most powerful in the region and provides access to more than 75 percent of the world. Not only this, but the citizenship is granted for life to the applicants with the ability to add additional dependents.

The citizenship by investment programme has been lauded for its stringent, vigorous and robust due-diligence background checks. The multi-layered background checks are carried out internally by the citizenship by investment unit based on the original and certified supporting documents an agent submits with your application, as well as externally by the third-party firm. The government of St Kitts and Nevis has hired the world’s top-tier independent third-party agencies to check the character, source of investment, and documents of applicants. The checks are not only limited to online information, but also does thorough on-ground examinations to ensure that a person of only the highest character is granted citizenship. The background checks help maintain the integrity of the programme and also ensure national and international security.

The CBI Programme has earned multiple awards and a reputation as the ‘platinum standard’ of CBI. The Financial Times’ PWM magazine lauded Citizenship by Investment Programme of St Kitts and Nevis in the CBI Index. According to the nine pillars of the CBI Index of 2021, St Kitts and Nevis have been ranked first for “Citizenship Timeline”, “Due Diligence”, and “Family”.

Interested candidates may apply for alternative citizenship of the nation through the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF), which is known as the Fund Option. It is considered the fastest investment option, launched in 2018 by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris. Through SGF, an applicant may contribute to the growing economy of St Kitts and Nevis. St Kitts and Nevis CBI Programme create opportunities for investors and the local community to drive economic growth and build a sustainable future.

The applicant has to follow basic steps to apply for the alternative citizenship of the twin-island Federation –

Step 1: Choose an alternative agent across the globe

Step 2: Complete the applications and documentation

Step 3: Due Diligence

Step 4: If your application is selected, proceed to payment

Step 5: Certification

Located in the Caribbean region, St Kitts and Nevis is easily accessible by cruise ships and planes. The nation is known as the region’s best-kept secret. The stunning beauty, rich history and friendly locals make the country a perfect must-visit travel destination. The nation has been regarded “splendid” due to the seven factors – volcanoes, mountains, coral reefs, protected areas, coastlines, rainforests, and glaciers.

St Kitts is known to be party-friendly and Nevis is all about peace and nature. The Caribbean country will attract the tourists with fascinating activities, including bobbing yachts, swaying palm trees, and jaw-dropping sunset sights. The tourists may also enjoy the warm local feel, island’s rich history or kick back at one of the many incredible resorts.

St Kitts and Nevis, two islands have been separated by a two-mile channel, which is popularly called “Narrows”. The tourists may easily travel between both the nations through excellent ferry services which accommodates both persons and cars. Both are regarded as quaint in nature with cobbled sidewalks and a wealth of history on display. These islands offer magnificent historical sites and landmarks to explore, including the Circus Monument, which adorns Fort Street, the main thoroughfare in Basseterre and the Museum of Nevis History in Charlestown. The Brimstone Hill Fortress and National Park is acclaimed as the largest fortress in the Eastern Caribbean and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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President leaves for Brussels, Kigali

Accra, June 20, GNA – President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Sunday left Ghana to attend the 15th Edition of the European Development Days (EDD) Forum in Brussels, Belgium He will also attend the 26th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations in Kigali, Rwanda after the European meeting.

Accra, June 20, GNA – President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Sunday left Ghana to attend the 15th Edition of the European Development Days (EDD) Forum in Brussels, Belgium

He will also attend the 26th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations in Kigali, Rwanda after the European meeting.

President Akufo-Addo is one of eleven leaders speaking at the opening ceremony of the EDD Forum.

Organised by the European Commission, the forum will bring key actors together to share ideas and experiences to inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

For its 15th edition, the EDD will focus on “Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world.”

Global Gateway is the new European Strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport and strengthen health, education and research systems across the world.

The President will on Wednesday, June 22, travel from Brussels to Kigali to attend the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Commonwealth leaders are traveling to Rwanda to reaffirm their common values and agree actions and policies to improve the lives of all their citizens.

The President is also expected to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an mRNA vaccine factory in Kigali.

BioNTech, a German biotechnology company, is setting up modular “turnkey” mRNA vaccine facilities to produce the vaccine in Rwanda and Senegal – with a fill-and-finish collaboration in Ghana as well.

President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, and officials from the presidency and foreign ministry.

He will return to Ghana on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will act in his stead.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Access to clean water was a problem until Electrochem came to our aid – Administrator of Sege Polyclinic

Electrochem Ghana’s Community Water Supply Project is aiding the reduction of infections and the achievement of quality health care delivery at the Sege Polyclinic, says the Administrator of the Polyclinic, Mr. Stephen Agbenyo.

According to Mr. Agbenyo, the whole thirty-bed facility which was commissioned in 2019 was relying on water from commercial suppliers who distributed with tricycles or tankers until Electrochem Ghana took over the supply about a year ago as part of its free Community Water Supply Project.

Shedding more light on the phenomenon, he noted that though the facility is connected to the ‘3 District Water’ supply system (a network that serves the North Tongu, Ada East, and West Districts), the hilly nature of the area where the polyclinic is located continues to impede the flow of water to the facility.

He said the borehole which came with the facility also dried up, compelling the authorities of the clinic to opt for private mobile water vendors who charged GHC 800 per trip. ‘…at the time, the source of the water they even sold to us at that cost was unknown but necessity compelled us to settle for that option.

The practice didn’t only increase the rate of infections at the facility but also proved costly and unsustainable; that is why we place so much value on Electrochem’s gesture which is coming at no cost to us,’ Mr. Agbenyo added.

Nene Dameh Agberwornu II, Chief of Nakomkope, one of the twelve communities benefitting from the project lauded Electrochem for easing the burden on his people and the drudgery they went through in search of clean water. He said ‘…the excitement that greets the arrival of the company’s water tankers speaks volumes about the relief the project has brought to the people.’

Commenting on the initiative, Corporate Communications and PR Manager for Electrochem Ghana, Henking A. Adjase-Kodjo said ‘…we are deliberate with our interventions; we tailor them to address real challenges that subtract from the quality of life the people should be living, and we are excited that our water supply project has restored smile on the faces of the people in the communities we serve.’

Apart from the Sege Polyclinic, the Bonikope Health Centre also benefits from the project. The communities that are served include Kportitsekope, Lolonya, Nakomkope, Sonkope, Adjumanikope, Agbedrafor, Bonikope, Matsekope, Salom, Kposem and Pute.

Source: Ghana Web

Inter Milan in talks to sign Romelu Lukaku and Paolo Dybala – Club CEO

Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has said they are in talks to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku and Juventus forward Paolo Dybala.

BBC Sport has reported Lukaku, would take a pay cut to rejoin Inter on loan, after his £97.5m move last summer.

“Lukaku and Dybala are our targets,” Marotta told Radio Rai.

He added that the club have deals in place to sign Roma midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana from Ajax.

Of the bids for Lukaku and Dybala, Marotta added: “We need to consider financial issues. We are in talks with these two players and we’ll be happy if we sign them. If not, we’ll consider different targets.”

Belgium international Lukaku, 29, scored 15 goals in all competitions for the Blues last season, with eight in 26 Premier League appearances.

He apologised for an interview during the season where he said he was not happy with his role under manager Thomas Tuchel and wanted to return to Inter in the near future.

Lukaku, who left Chelsea to join Everton for £28m in 2014, returned to the Stamford Bridge side for a club-record fee in August 2021, agreeing to a five-year deal.

Argentina international Dybala, 28, is set to be a free agent when his contract expires at the end of the month.

Armenian midfielder Mkhitaryan, 33, helped Jose Mourinho’s Roma win their first ever European trophy last season, the Europa Conference League.

Onana, 26, has won three Dutch titles with Ajax but received a Uefa ban for a doping rules violation last year. He is also a free agent.

“Mkhitaryan will be official in the next few days, the same goes for Onana,” added Marotta.

“We are evaluating a bit of everything, also players from the youth team who became Italy champions. We know that we must wait for young players and build a strong team.”

Inter finished second in Serie A last season, two points behind city rivals AC Milan.

Source: Modern Ghana

Innova DDB Ghana begins internship program

Innova DDB Ghana has congratulated Miss Getrude Oforiwa Brako, a postgraduate student of the Department of Communication Studies, the University of Ghana for being the first successful applicant for its Internship Program.

On March 8, Innova DDB Ghana made a call for the maiden edition of its Internship Program. A program underpinned by a framework that broadens and deepens the knowledge of successful applicants. The program gives successful applicants hands-on experience and the opportunity to build personal and technical skills necessary for life-long career growth.

Dr. Kenneth Hammond-Aryee, the General Manager of Innova DDB Ghana, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Gertrude to our team, we look forward to the impact she will make here while picking up a culture of endurance and excellence”.

Miss Brako joins the Innova DDB Ghana team, after successfully going through a rigorous selection process. The next call for this year’s Innova DDB Internship program is scheduled for July. Candidates eligible for the opportunity must be pursuing a diploma, an undergraduate degree, or be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program.

Since its establishment, Innova DDB Ghana has opened its doors to budding and fresh talents in the Integrated Marketing Communications space. Interns are able to build and expand their skills in Graphic Design, Copywriting, Account Management, Brand Strategy, Digital Media, Production, and Multimedia contributing significantly to the growth of some of the best resources in advertising and marketing communications.

Source: Ghana Web

Arise Ghana leadership pays courtesy call on Nyaho-Tamakloe

– Arise Ghana, as part of its June 28th and 29th demonstration is paying courtesy calls on some senior citizens in the country.

The Leadership of Arise Ghana paid a courtesy call on Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, a leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) at his residence in Accra.

A statement jointly signed by Mr Listowel Nana Poku, an NPP Member and a Leading Member of Arise Ghana, and Mr Mensah Thompson, Executive Director, ASEPA and a Leading Member of Arise Ghana, copied to the Ghana News Agency said the aim of the visit was to officially inform Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe of the objectives of the group and to formally invite him to attend their impending demonstration.

It said Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe on his part welcomed the group and counseled them to see the course they had chosen as service to the people and nothing more.

It noted that he admonished them to be people of integrity and to remain resolute and united in the pursuit of the objectives of the group.

The statement said above all, the Senior Citizen and Statesman assured Arise Ghana of his unflinching support and his presence at our upcoming demonstration scheduled for the 28th and June 29, 2022.

The statement said the purpose of this Arise Ghana demonstration is to protest persistent and astronomical hikes in fuel prices by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government that has imposed excruciating economic hardships on Ghanaians.

Arise Ghana seeks to protest the imposition of the obnoxious E-Levy on the already-burdened Ghanaian people by the insensitive Akufo-Addo/Bawumia Government and demand a full scale and bi-partisan parliamentary probe into COVID-19 expenditures.

It said the Group was also protesting the alleged grabbing of State lands by officials of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia Government, particularly the de-classification of huge portions of the Achimota Forest reserve.

Source: Ghana News Agency

NPP ends vetting of national officers

Accra, June 20, GNA – The National Elections Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will today Monday, June 20, 2022, end the vetting of applicants for various positions in the party’s upcoming National Executives Committee elections.

The National Chairman and the General Secretary aspirants will take their turn with the vetting panel led by Peter Mac Manu.

Seven aspirants vying for the national Chairmanship positions are, Professor Christopher A. Akumfi, Stephen Ayesu Ntim, Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Sammy Crabbe, Akwasi Osei Adjei, Joseph Ayikoi Otoo and George Kwabena Abankwah-Yeboah.

The incumbent General Secretary, John Boadu, will face off with five other aspirants, including Justin Kodua Frimpong, Musah Iddrisu Superior, Frederick Opare Ansah, Charles O. Bissue and Ramseyer Agyemang-Prempeh.

The Ghana News Agency observed at the party’s office in Kokomlemle, Accra that supporters of the aspirants have thronged the venue to support their heroes.

The process began with the vetting of the first batch of aspirants on June 17, 2022 at the party’s headquarters in Accra, which saw applicants for the National Women’s Organiser, National Youth Organiser and Nasara Coordinator positions being vetted.

Vetting of aspirants for the National Organiser and Treasurer positions took place on June 18, 2022, while those vying for the Vice Chairperson positions faced the vetting panel on June 19, 2022.

The vetting committee is expected to release its report on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to enable unsuccessful persons seek the second chance.

The National Appeals Committee will sit on such cases between June 24 and June 25, 2022.

The party set up a nine-member elections committee under the Chairmanship of Peter Mac Manu, with the Director of Elections and Research, Evans Nimako, as Secretary.

The Committee will superintend over all the election-related processes.

The NPP National Executives Committee elections is slated for Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17, 2022 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Source: Ghana News Agency

We were poor against RTU – Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu

Hearts of Oak head coach, Samuel Boadu has expressed his disappointment following their humiliating defeat against Real Tamale United [RTU] on Sunday.

The Phobians suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat at the hands of RTU in the final game of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Before that, Hearts had failed to register a win in their last four matches – losing to Great Olympics, Eleven Wonders, King Faisal, and drawing with Karela United.

“Really, really bad, I don’t know what to say. I think that we made a lot of mistakes during this match and we have a lot of work to do,” Boadu said following the defeat to RTU.

Hearts of Oak who won three trophies last season finished the campaign on the 6th position with 46 points

Samuel Boadu and his charges have the chance to salvage their season as they come up against Bechem United in the FA Cup final at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on June 26, 2022.

Source: Modern Ghana