An­gels & Golden Pass­ports

The Star (St. Lucia) - Business Week - - NEWS - BY CHRIS­TIAN WAYNE – ED­I­TOR AT LARGE

While for many years the Caribbean has re­mained an at­trac­tive host for domi­cil­ing cor­po­ra­tions—re­gard­less of whether or not the com­pany’s op­er­a­tions take place there—re­views on found­ing and op­er­at­ing a busi­ness in the Caribbean have been, at best, mixed. De­spite the ad­mirable progress made over the years by the World Bank, their re­gional in­ter­locu­tors, and lo­cal gov­ern­ments, the en­tre­pre­neur­ial ecosys­tem in the Caribbean re­mains as frag­mented as ever. Ac­cess to fi­nance, or the lack thereof, is still the most salient con­trib­u­tor to the chronic un­der­per­for­mance of the re­gion’s pri­vate sec­tor. Start­ing on page 2, The STAR Businessweek sits down with the direc­tors of an in­no­va­tive new pro­gramme that seeks to bridge the fund­ing gap be­tween promis­ing Caribbean start-ups and much­needed cap­i­tal . . . see At­ten­tion An­gels: Re­port to The Caribbean. Speak­ing of en­trepreneurs, be sure to read this week’s cover story From Westphalia to The West Indies—a primer on Cit­i­zen­ship In­vest­ment Pro­grammes—the first ar­ti­cle in a STAR Businessweek series ex­plor­ing global cit­i­zen­ship and the re­gion’s lat­est lure for wealthy global in­vestors.

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