Phil Thornton contributed two articles to an eight-page supplement in The Times on the islands-basedc country of Antigua & Barbuda. He lloked at the overview of the country’s economy and investment opportunities. After suffering a sharp downturn during the financial crisis Antigua and Barbuda is on track for modest growth while eying opportunities to diversify its economy.
The economic strategy is built around the islands’ existing strengths of tourism and financial services while focusing on potential new areas for growth such as renewable energy, agriculture and specialist tourism in areas such as educational and medical visitors. The article looked at the controversial Citizenship by Investment programme that grants citizenship in exchange for a “significant economic contribution” to the country. The supplement is here.