Colombian Envoy Stripped Of Diplomatic Rank


Foreign Affairs Minister EP Chet Greene has confirmed the stripping of diplomatic status for an Antiguan Economic Envoy.


Colombian businessman Alex Saab was removed from duty after international media began circulating reports that he is involved in underhand dealings in Venezuela.


His home country also issued an arrest warrant for the businessman.


The cancellation of the Antiguan passport occurred once the government was able to ascertain information on the allegations, according to Greene.


He added that the government is not giving a guilty verdict to the businessman, who upon receiving his diplomatic passport was perceived to be an honest businessman.


Greene says the government is remaining consistent in revoking the appointment of any diplomat or Economic Envoy who finds themselves on the wrong side of the law.


The government also revoked the appointment of ambassador at large Patrick Matthews after he charged for practising medicine without a licence.

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  1. I am just a bit concerned that some of these folks get Diplomatic Status too easily without the necessary due diligence and background checks. If we are not careful, some of these shady individuals will give Antigua a bad name. It’s not everyone who comes along with some money and good intentions we should grant Diplomatic status. A word to the wise?

  2. But why is it the government continues to give our passport, needless to say, diplomatic passport, to all these rich personalities who in essence are often embroiled in some sort of scandal in one way or another?

    These are the questions that are needed to be asked:
    • who issue the passport To him?
    • was it CIU???
    • if so, what measuring tape was used to measure his credibility?
    •under what conditions did he became a citizen in the first place?

    In other words, did he invest in the Business Investment option or in one of the other 3 or 4 available options for investment under the CIP legislation????
    Because one can not became a diplomatic envoy for this country unless they’re issued an initial citizenship certificate signed by his majesty the Hon. PM of Anu.
    • since receiving his citizenship/diplomatic passport, did he bring any real benefits to the country? Did we received additional investment benefits or otherwise???

    • Can the authorities at CIU confirm his application approval for citizenship?

    • Can they tell us what amount of money, if any at all was granted to this government, through CIU in exchange for the status of a diplomat?
    There are so many questions surrounding this mess created by the ABLP

  3. What’s new, all the ALP so called investors are crooks and scamps. Just add this character to the long list of ALP ‘investors’ who have run afoul of the law, RA Stanford, Choksi, Verdee et al.
    Why can’t this party with all the bright people onboard attract bonafide investors huh?????

    The big question is if we can’t do due diligence for diplomats passports what do you say say aboit the normal ones ?

  4. This is why we can’t blame Canada for stripping us of free will to travel cause this is the crap we be doing. I’m sure next month we’ll see another crook mentioned

  5. Our island is desperate for investors, so they turn a blind eye to the real underlying deals of these millionaires or billionaires. Of no one knows, them it must be safe. That’s the motto I see for obtaining diplomacy in our island. The saying must be true then. Black leaders care more about money than pride and dignity.

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