Government Not Contacted On Alleged Passport Racket

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Thursday 12th April, 2018 – Government has held discussions on the alleged passport racket in St.Vincent and the Grenadines that was recently broken up by law enforcement authorities there.

But despite being familiar with the information swirling on social media, government says it is yet to be contacted by St. Vincent authorities.

Allegations are two people were reportedly in custody in St. Vincent after they were allegedly found with fraudulent documents including bio pages of Antigua and Barbuda Passports.

Additionally, police in St. Vincent have allegedly seized equipment and other documents from individuals purporting to be Antiguans, but who are reportedly of other nationalities.

Acting Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney says he intends to reach out to his counterparts in that country for information on the matter.

This morning, Information Minister Melford Nicholas said anything is possible, adding that if found to be true, the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme risks being affected. He however used the opportunity to speak on the integrity of Antigua and Barbuda’s passport.