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Citizenship By Investment American Double Standard

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Last week CBS News in the United States carried a story on their programme Sixty Minutes which savages the citizenship by investment programmes in the Caribbean, castigating Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and Dominica.  In one report they said that Rudy King, a Bahamian citizen, who has been involved in a number of international scandals, was appointed Ambassador to Bahrain for Dominica.  The Foreign Minister of Dominica has denied any such thing.

The programme was factually inaccurate and did not follow the basic rules of journalism like asking the other side for a response.  It was a low standard of journalism.  The Bahamas government issued its own statement:

For Immediate Release
3 January 2017

Statement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration on CBS Programme on Passports for Sale

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has noted inquiries about a recent CBS news programme on citizenship by investment, where mention is made of a few Caribbean countries. For the avoidance of doubt the Ministry wishes to advise The Bahamas does not have citizenship by investment. The programme has nothing to do with The Bahamas

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