(ZIZ News) — Amidst controversy over the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program, Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris says he is working to restore the program’s credibility.
Speaking at the Caribbean Region CBI Meeting, Dr. Harris said the issues surrounding the CBI are of local concern but could have a regional impact and as such, they must be addressed.
“My focus since becoming Prime Minister has been to restore the credibility of our program. However, I want to assure you that credibility also means ensuring that people have confidence that when we say we will deliver a product by a certain period, we deliver,” he said.
“Please note that every effort is being made to eliminate the delays that this necessary and urgent process has brought about. Our reforms of the Citizenship Unit will lead to greater efficiency being experienced. In St. Kitts and Nevis, we are committed to running the best CBI Program. This means one distinguished for its efficiency as well as its integrity,” he added.
Prime Minister Harris says he anticipates the changes will restore the CBI to its former status.
“We hope that when we would have made all the necessary internal administrative and internal adjustments and put the necessary changes in place, St. Kitts and Nevis will retake its place as the leader of the CBI programs throughout the world,” he said.