CS Global Partners, a London-based government advisory and marketing firm, has ranked the island of Dominica as one of the safest places in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Taking into account data from the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2021 and World Governance Indicators (WGI), CS Global Partners said its World Citizenship Report (WCR) ranks the “Nature Isle” third in the region with a score of 77.3, “bringing it to the 33rd safest place in the international arena.”
In the Caribbean, Dominica followed Uruguay’s safety and security score of 82 and Costa Rica’s 79, CS Global Partners said.
It said Iceland, New Zealand and Switzerland ranked top globally, while economic giants like France (76.5), the US (64.4) and the UAE (65.9) “trailed much further behind Dominica.”
According to CS Global Partners, the report acknowledges recent weather storms in the Caribbean “but gave Dominica a high standing due to authorities prioritising the rapidly developing climate-resilient infrastructure on the island.”
“The region has also placed emphasis on physical safety, rule of law, and political stability,” the report says. “Most importantly, Dominica ranks high in categories like voice and accountability, where citizens feel empowered to hold leaders accountable to their demands and needs.”
CS Global Partners said the WCR also offers “well-rounded insight into the minds of global citizens and investors worldwide through over 500 interviews by factoring in their top five priorities: Safety and Security, Quality of Life, Economic Opportunity, Global Mobility and Financial Freedom.”
Overall, thanks to lucrative opportunities that appeal to business people and families through Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program, the WCR placed Dominica in the top 30 per cent of 188 of the world’s jurisdictions, CS Global Partners said.
“Caribbean citizenship offers global citizens access to some of the best travel and economic markets in the world through its growing roster of visa-free and visa-on-arrival destinations. But, the COVID-19 pandemic has subjected international travel to significant restrictions and made us question whether healthcare systems could adequately manage a global health crisis,” Micha Emmett, CS Global Partners’ chief executive officer.
“As a result, many High Net-Worth Individuals (HNWIs) are focusing more acutely on the importance of issues such as their quality of life, healthcare, safety and security and financial planning.”
CS Global Partners said Dominica began welcoming foreign nationals to obtain its citizenship in 1993.
It said the nation has been ranked as the number one CBI initiative for five consecutive years in the CBI Index, published by the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management magazine.
“The island is politically and economically stable, with a low crime rate and rich investment opportunities,” CS Global Partners said. “After submitting all the correct documentation through an authorised agent, successfully passing due diligence checks and making a qualifying contribution, investors become Dominica’s citizens for life.
“They also gain the right to not only live, work and study in the country but pass their citizenship on for generations to come,” it added.
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Here is how Antigua & Barbuda ranked in their survey:
Safety & Security 73
Economic Opportunity 60
Quality of Life 70
Global Mobility 69
Financial Security 59
Yep overall Antigua & Barbuda (50) is ranked ahead of Dominica (52), Saint Lucia, 53, Grenada 54. Skn is the only EC island that beat us. Other CARICOM countries ahead of us: Barbados was ranked 45, Bahamas 47
Thanks for clearing that up Tenman. This puts great deal of light on the subject. Antigua and Barbuda we your loyal comrades salute you. Long Live the People’s Choice Government of Gaston Browne.
Will Dominicans now return home and give us born and bred Antiguans a little break?
The ranking has meaning for high net worth individuals not poor people. The Dominicans in Antigua are poor who are trying to scrape out a life. Give them break.
Name one serious crime committed by a Dominican. They are the humblest and kindest people you can find
The people from Dominica as in Roseau as the Capital have been living in Antigua for over 7 decades,plus. They used to come into Antigua by boat to sell us their vegetables and fruits every week.The people of Antigua depended on those items for their tables. The people of both Dominica and Montserrat have been a pert of us for many,many years now. They are not Johnny come lately,like those from other Caribbean Nations.
Sorti la sac sot!
There’s a village in Dominica where they speak Antiguan dialect so when we send down we have to take back too
You sound like xenophobe
Will Antiquans now go home and give us all little break?
Shut up. Racist. Languet manman ou
When you don’t treasure yard. Sad that local successes are not celebrated. Here we have Antigua & Barbuda, with a ranking of 50, beating Dominica (52) overalll, yet the only article regarding the rankings, is one celebrating only Dominica. Negatives involving Dominica are hardly shared locally but any seeming negative regarding Antigua & Barbuda is quickly posted. ominica been doing CIP since 1993 yet A&B which started 2 decades later, has a higher ranking Ever wonder why so many don’t treasure yard?
The Dominicans among us add a lot of good to this society. They are honest hard working people, and we are blessed to have them. I can’t say that about every island, but I sure can for Dominica.
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