Antigua and Barbuda. During the year, Antigua and Barbuda began selling citizenship in exchange for investment. In October, Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer presented the new Citizenship by Investment program, which had been under investigation for two years. Other countries in the region, such as Dominica and Saint Christopher and Nevis, had already started selling citizenship.
The purpose is to increase foreign investment in the country and thus the number of jobs. According to Countryaah, capital-rich foreigners can choose between different investments, the smallest of which is a contribution of $ 250,000 to Antigua’s development fund. Spencer pointed out that the program does not mean that everyone who can pay gets a passport and citizenship. The authorities make careful checks, he assured.
Area: 441.6 km2 (world ranking: 183)
Population density: 231 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 184)
Capital: St. John’s
Official languages: English
Gross domestic product: 1.5 billion US $; Real growth: 3.3%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): US $ 14,170
Currency: 1 Eastern Caribbean. Dollar (EC $) = 100 cents
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Head of State: Elizabeth II, Head of Government: Gaston Browne, Outside: Chet
6 districts, 2 dependencies (Barbuda and Redonda)
State and form of government
Constitution of 1981
Constitutional monarchy (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament: House of Representatives with 19 members (17 elected, 1 ex-officio, 1 speaker), election every 5 years; Senate (Senate) with 17 members appointed for 5 years.
Suffrage from 18 years.
Population of: Antiguans, last census 2011: 85,567 residents; Antigua 83,933, Barbuda 1634
87% of African descent
Cities (with population): (as of 2011) St. John’s 22,193 pop.; (As of 2001) All Saints 3900, Liberta 2560
Religions: especially Christian denominations, minorities of Hindus, Jews and Muslims; 12% religious / n / a (as of: 2006)
Languages: English; Creole
Workers by economic sector: no information
Unemployment (in% of all labor force): no information
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 2.5%
Foreign trade: Import: 620 million US $ (2017); Export: US $ 35 million (2017)