BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2016 (PRESS SEC) – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris announced the appointment of Mr Les Khan as the new head of Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) at the National Conference of Service Providers and Developers which took place at The Royal St Kitts Hotel on September 12th.

Prime Minister Harris at the conference said:

“You all know him as the consultant who has led the restructuring of the CIU over the last 18 months or so. The changes that the majority of you have complimented have been as a result of his guidance.”

He added:

“With the appointment of the new head of the unit, the reforms undertaken and our new marketing strategy, we are now in a position to implement our re-branding effort.”

The conference entitled “St. Kitts & Nevis Redefining Global Citizenship, Leading the Way Again!” was attended by over 200 delegates and provided the opportunity to hear about the new direction for the unit under its new head and to hear from the team: Tamara O’Flaherty on Verification and Data Entry, Orin Roberts on the Technical Committee, Eirate McCall on Technology and Rapha Bailey on Certificates of Registration.

Delegates heard from the Attorney General, the Honourable Vincent Byron Jr on Escrow law, with closing remarks provided by The Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister in the Federal Government, the Honourable Vance Amory.

The Prime Minister sent a clear signal to the Federation and international markets, that the Citizenship By Investment Program, innovated and initiated by St Kitts and Nevis a year after political independence, was of a platinum standard. He told delegates:

“I need not remind you that citizenship is a special connection between a person and a country. As a proud people we cherish our citizenship. We want those who are fortunate and privileged to obtain our citizenship to have an enduring, productive and positive relationship with Saint Kitts and Nevis. We invite them to help us make our beautiful country a prosperous country which has now become theirs also by bringing new skills, further investments and they must be of good character and repute.”

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