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July 30, 2017

Immigration News/Articles

July 2017

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St. Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis officially opens high commission in Canada

The foreign minister of St Kitts and Nevis has opened the federation’s high commission in Canada, heralding in an era of “heightened engagement” between the countries. At a ceremony in the capital Ottawa, Mark Brantley joined High Commissioner Skerrit-Andrew to unveil the Caribbean nation’s first independent chancery in Canada.

http://wicnews.com/caribbean/st-kitts-and-nevis-officially-opens-high-commission-in-canada-42143024/

Dominica

Dominica’s CBI Ranks Highest, St. Kitts And Nevis In Second

Financial Times publication, Professional Wealth Management, has ranked Dominica’s Citizenship By Investment program as the best of the global CBIs it reviewed, with St. Kitts and Nevis taking second place.

https://www.winnfm.com/news/local/22813-pwm-dominica-s-cbi-ranks-highest-st-kitts-and-nevis-in-second

Antigua & Barbuda

10 Reasons to Visit Antigua

Antigua is not the kind of island where couples have to fight for towel space with blitzed college students. For one thing, there are 365 beaches here, which means there are plenty of places to chill for everyone. For another, this isle specializes in laid-back luxury and honeymoon-worthy resorts, attracting travelers who like their tropical vacations to have a refined vibe.

http://www.brides.com/story/antigua-honeymoon-ideas

Grenada

Caribbean benefiting from service of new airline

Barbados based carrier, Trans Island Air 2000 (TIA), has commenced service from St Lucia to Grenada, Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Caribbean_benefiting_from_service_of_new_airline?profile=1373

United States

US rolls out expedited entry for low-risk Indian travellers

The US has started rolling out for India its Global Entry programme which allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travellers. Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna yesterday became the first Indian national to enroll in the programme. With this India has becomes only the 11th country whose citizens are eligible to enroll in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) initiative.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/visa-and-immigration/us-rolls-out-expedited-entry-for-low-risk-indian-travellers/articleshow/59434305.cms

Portugal

Portugal: T+L’s 2016 Destination of the Year

Portugal is hotter than ever. Europe’s economic crisis left the country on the brink of bankruptcy, and government funding for the arts dried up during the crash. But young entrepreneurs took matters into their own hands, drawing on local talent and resources—resulting in a rich cultural scene. A party shift in 2011 has led to calm political waters, and today tourism is on the rise, helped along by Portugal’s affordability and year-round warm weather.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/destination-of-the-year

Cyprus

Casino resort will pump €800m into economy by 2022

During its second year of operation, in 2022, the casino resort to be built in Zakaki, Limassol will contribute some €800 million, or 4 per cent of GDP, to the economy, the Melco Hard Rock consortium said on Tuesday. Speaking on behalf of the consortium that won the casino license, Iacovos Galanos also told MPs that 4,000 jobs would be created during the construction phase, and around 2,400 people hired to operate the resort.

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/07/04/casino-resort-will-pump-800m-economy-2022/

United Kingdom

The number of foreign citizens living in the UK surges from one in 20 to almost one in 10 in just a decade, claims report

The findings will fuel concern about immigration to the United Kingdom which is still running at near record levels despite falls in the past year. Theresa May has promised to cut immigration to ‘sustainable’ levels, ensuring the number of arrivals is in the tens of thousands.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4650360/OECD-Nearly-10-living-UK-foreign-citizens.html

UAE

Sharjah Airport introduces Smart Gates at passport control

Now, flying out of Sharjah International Airport has become faster with the introduction of Smart Gates that allows scanning of passport and boarding card in less than 20 seconds. The Sharjah Airport Authority in collaboration with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Sharjah (GDRFAS) on Sunday launched a new Smart Gates system at its passport control that helps passengers avoid long queues for having entries and exits stamped on their passports.

http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/transport/now-pass-through-sharjah-immigration-in-20-seconds-1.2055290

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