The signing between St Kitts and Nevis and Cameroon aligns with the government’s commitment to further relations with the African continent, bridging the gap between the regions and emphasising their shared history and challenges. The last few years has seen St Kitts and Nevis commence ties with countries including Mozambique, Djibouti, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe amongst many others. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mark Brantley, praised the signing as a long-time advocate for strengthening diplomacy between Africa and the Caribbean.
High Commissioner Dr. Kevin M. Isaac also spoke about what the signing means for the relationship between the regions: “We are delighted to have formalised diplomatic relations with Cameroon. We know that building new relationships and deepening existing ones are key elements of Government’s policy. We are also confident in the belief that in working together to bridge the geographical divide, we will bring about tremendous opportunities for our citizens on both sides,” he told CS Global Partners.
In recent decades, St Kitts and Nevis has become a popular destination amongst African investors seeking second citizenship. Through its Citizenship by Investment Programme, the dual-island nation has been welcoming high net-worth individuals and their families to become citizens once making an investment into its Sustainable Growth Fund. As the oldest CBI Programme on the market, St Kitts and Nevis offers an attractive investment route that guarantees citizenship within two months, granted that applicants can successfully pass the necessary due diligence checks.
Gaining St Kitts and Nevis citizenship comes with a wealth of opportunities including alternative business prospects, access to higher quality education and healthcare and a second home in a stable democracy committed to the rule of law. Most significantly, investors gain visa-free or visa-on-arrival entry to nearly 160 countries and territories, increasing global mobility and removing the bureaucratic hassle associated with applying for visas.
“CBI has long been considered an option amongst wealthy Africans. Lengthy and often hard to obtain visas mean that travel has generally been a challenge for most African passport holders. By obtaining dual citizenship, you are able to diversify your options and gain easier access to the rest of the world,” says Micha Emmett, CEO of CS Global Partners.
St Kitts and Nevis also boasts a growing economy and a stable currency pegged to the US dollar. African investors who choose to do business on the islands are privy to a number of incentives along with the knowledge that they can pass down their citizenship for generations to come, establishing a future legacy for ones family.