(Antigua Observer) Prime Minister Gaston Browne has slammed the United States, asking that country to stop all efforts to “kill” the Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIP) in the Caribbean.
“It seems as though they don’t want us to operate the CIP, so they want to kill it” Browne said.
His comment comes on the heels of a report last week, where the US government cited the CIP in three Caribbean countries for “lack of transparency.”
“I want to tell them if they kill it, it might not be as bad for Antigua and Barbuda because the CIP did not contribute any more than 10 percent of our total revenue prior to Covid,” Browne said.
Browne told Observer yesterday that thousands of people will be plunged into abject poverty and “they will destabilise an otherwise stable region.”