Antigua and Barbuda launches ‘Nomad Digital Residence’ programme

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Antigua and Barbuda has launched a ‘Nomad Digital Residence’ (NDR) programme effective immediately.    Under the programme, Antigua and Barbuda offers eligible persons the world over the opportunity to live in Antigua and Barbuda for up to two years.

 Prime Minister Gaston Browne, in announcing the NDR programme, said that applications can be made from anywhere in the world to a dedicated government website at:

The Prime Minister said that the purpose of the programme is to attract to Antigua and Barbuda persons who can work remotely and yet service the requirements of their employers or their clients if they are self-employed.    “In turn, these persons will rent accommodation, lease motor vehicles, shop in supermarkets, eat in restaurants, visit places of entertainment and help to put money in the pockets of Antigua and Barbudans, and aid the economy’, Mr Bowne declared.

 “Antigua and Barbuda is in a unique position to offer the ‘Nomad Digital Residence’ programme because, with our very low fatalities from COVID-19, very small number of active cases and our effective system of containing community spread, our country is one of the safest environments in the world”.   Additionally, the Prime Minister pointed out that “the government has invested in modern medical facilities, including a state-of-the art Infectious Disease Clinic and Personal Protective Equipment for a brigade of medical personnel”.

            The country’s telecommunication system, linked seamlessly to the rest of the world, also places it in an advantageous position to attract persons seeking a safe environment in which to work and live their lives.

The Prime Minister stressed that persons entering Antigua and Barbuda on the NDR programme “will be required to comply with all our protocols regarding COVID-19 in their own interest as much as for the welfare of the Antigua and Barbuda community”.

 “This is an opportunity for the country to earn some of the money that we have lost from the decline in the tourism sector that has affected everyone.  Therefore, it is in our collective interest to support and promote our ‘Nomad Digital Residence’ programme, and I urge everyone – persons and companies – to publicise the dedicated website on their web pages and social media pages”.   “This in in everybody’s interest”, Prime Minister Browne concluded.

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  1. Antigua data is sooooo over priced and completely unreliable. Don’t do it. It’s a desperate plan from a corrupt broke government.

    • And we don’t really know how under control the pandemic is here since they hardly test anyone and are very secretive with the results.

      So, yeah, not a good idea to uproot your family to move to an expensive island with poor infrastructure and expensive, slow, unreliable internet. With a questionable pandemic situation.

      I’m guessing the fees for this program will be used similar to the CIP ones like a private slush fund for government bigwigs.

    • Well the online gaming company still working here and give lot of opportunities to local to work…from the last 20 years the online company contribute a lot to Antigua…so the data connection isn’t bad after all because they are doing well

  2. Did I hear right? In a world where 90000 is the size of a village, we might initially look like a few villagers got sick , we are not ready to host nothing! First ABS then TourismDept, then APUA, and the closed office list will continue. PM and dr.molwyn need a REALITY check, buildings cant save lives.

  3. The Coggers strike again. Barbados should copy write or patent there initiatives. All this ABLP admin can do is peep other countries papers and cog they cog st Kitts they cog jamaica now they cogging Barbados
    Welcome to the ACP the Antigua Cogging Party

    • I’m baffled…

      You have these same skilled people here who can’t get a job because of covid19 but you inviting overseas people to displace or own in an already site situation. Ooooooookay.

      Was to that a no suggestion from the Economic Recovery Committee?


  4. If Antigua had reliable internet on the island period, there are hundreds of locals living aboard who would come home, because they are working from home. My employer recently advised that we will be working from home indefinitely. I laughed when my Director asked me why I don’t go to Antigua for a while. I would happily come to home, quarantine (properly) and stay for a while, if only the island had reliable internet. No strings attached.

    • But also a lot more expensive than other places for slower, unreliable internet.

      They need to fix that issue first. And also the water, electricity situation.

      Maybe that’s what they should have used the CIP money for instead of paying Maria’s insurance and entertaining Mike Tyson, etc.

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