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With Joe Barton, US Congressman from the State of Texas in his Office on Capitol Hill on Thursday, 16 March 2017 discussing US-Antigua and Barbuda relations

Hosting a meeting at the Antigua and Barbuda Embassy in Washington, DC of diplomatic representatives of St Lucia (Ambassador Anton Edmunds, St Kitts-Nevis Ambassador Thelma Phillip-Browne and St Vincent Deputy Chief of Mission Omari Williams)

Meeting the Cuban Ambassador to the United States, Jose Cabanas Rodriguez at the Antigua and Barbuda Embassy on Tuesday, 21st February

With the Ambassador of Ecudaor to the United States, Francisco Borja Cevallos, talking Ecuador-Antigua and Barbuda relations on 13 February 2017

 With US Congressman Gus Bilikakis (Dem,Fl) for talls on Caiptol Hill in Washington

With Charlie Crist, US Congressman (Dem, Fl) for discussions on US-Antigua and Barbuda matters

 With US Senator Jeff Duncan, Chair Foreign Relations Committee talking energy and Citizenship by Investement Programmes in the Caribbean

 With Professor Louis Gates Jr at the Smithsonian National Musuem of African American History in Washington, DC after an evening of enlightening presentations on the neglected story of the building of the US 

Latest Commentary

A commentary has been addded entitled: Alternative facts and undisclosed sources in Citizenship by Investment.  It argues that if any country fails to implement a rigorous and comprehensive system of vetting for citizenship by investment, it will eventually fall on its own sword, extinguishing any possibility of benefitting from the CIP as other nations shut out its passports except through onerous visa requirements.  However, none of this stops detractors of the CIP from making unsubstantiated allegations, such as the Citizenship by Investment Unit “does not maintain adequate autonomy from politicians to prevent political interference in its decisions”.  But truth often gets in the way of lie, and is cast aside to serve an unworthy purpose.  It is precisely because detractors purvey false information designed to destroy CIP’s that even greater scrutiny has to be applied by the governments that operate them.   The best defence is fact, truth and scrupulous transparency. 

"The Future of Caribbean Financial Services"

A paper delivered by Sir Ronald Sanders on Friday, 17 February 2017 in Panama at a Conference organised by Goethals Consulting Group can be found in the 'Lectures' section of this website.

It is available in English and Spanish.