OECD condemnation of Citizenship by Investment Programmes is not a blacklist

07 November 2018

The OECD’s recently published comments decrying Citizenship by Investment Programmes are, by their own admission, not a blacklist. Further, although numerous Caribbean jurisdictions, including Barbados, were identified as offenders together, Barbados does not have, and has never had, a citizenship by investment programme. This point was very effectively made in a recent statement issued by the Barbados Government and in an article by well-known commentator, Sir Ronald Sanders.