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Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Strives for Excellence

7 August 2016

Antigua and Barbuda Strives for Excellence
Antigua and Barbuda celebrates Emancipation Day every August 1st and this year marked the 182nd year of the country’s full emancipation from slavery. In his Emancipation Speech, Prime Minister Gaston Browne told citizens that the country must “think big” and explore new approaches that would improve life for all. Even though the twin-island state has limited resources and a small population, it did not stop it from experiencing economic growth year after year. The country must aim to improve productivity in order to keep the economy moving in a positive direction.

The Emancipation of the country has allowed the economy to transition from producing sugar and cotton to a service-based economy that now relies primarily on tourism, as well as other services including agriculture and construction. Browne said that his “vision to make (the) country into an economic powerhouse, is already taking shape in the number of major investments that are now beginning to unfold.”

Investors and high net worth individuals from around the world are invited to share in the growth of Antigua and Barbuda’s economy by investing through its citizenship by investment program. For as little as a US$200,000 contribution (for a family of four) to the National Development Fund, second passports to this flourishing nation can be obtained. Citizens are advantaged with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to over 130 countries, making this a valuable passport to hold.
Emancipation Day is a day to celebrate the country’s accomplishments, as well as to look for opportunities of growth for the future. Through hard work, Antigua and Barbuda can be a good example to the rest of the world, showing that size does not determine capability. The citizens have a strong love for their country, and are proud of their accomplishments so far. Nothing will stop this small state from becoming the economic powerhouse the prime minister dreams of, so long as the country’s economic momentum is backed by an equal drive from its people.

For more information on Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program, please click here.

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