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Posted: Wednesday 23 May, 2018 at 11:38 AM

Work to be undertaken with CIP service provider, Les Khan

By: Jermine Abel,
    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 23, 2018 - - CEO of the St. Kitts-Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Les Khan has revealed that they will soon be undertaking work with service providers in order to raise their standards.

    That announcement comes as the CIU is looking to raise the bar when it comes to the marketing and promotion of the region’s programme.

    Khan, while speaking with SKNVibes News on the sidelines of the recently concluded Caribbean Investment Summit, said that they will be working to set standards from a marketing perspective, noting that they will be working along with international associations that have more leverage and control around service providers.

    “I think we have to be cognizant that there are players out there who will do anything for commission. We have to ensure that their marketing, their position don’t degrade the integrity of the programme of any of our islands and overall the Caribbean as a whole.”

    With over 300 delegates, service providers gathered in St. Kitts to discuss issues facing CIPs and chartering new ways to enhance the programme in the region at the Caribbean Investment Summit, Khan noted that the organizers have set the bar very high for other islands to follow.

    He said that they would need to start to promote its event now.

    “I think that because we have set the tone on this one and made it to such an international level, based on all the feedback that I am hearing – I believe that the word will spread that the Caribbean has a good summit.”

    The CEO noted though, that the biggest challenge that they had with the summit is the timeline in getting people out and working on getting agents to come to the mega event.

    “It is going to be difficult for the next country to do the same. I think that we were in a better position because we were established and have the legacy. But they will have to start from early and start the marketing and get the commitments as they go forward,” added Khan.
    The event is sponsored by amongst others, Caribbean Galaxy Real Estate, Bluemina Citizenship and Immigration,, BDO, S-RM, Apex Capital, Christophe Harbour, Exiger, Joseph Rowe Law and PassPro. 
    Sponsorship and delegate packages are available for those who wish to attend via the website Enquiries are encouraged via the email



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