HSI Bulletin, January 2021, Vol. 1
A GIANT LEAP TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD
With the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Journal announcing that Saint Lucia is ranked No. 1 in 2021 for its CBI programs, the nation has once again proved that you can still rise above the occasion during tough times. Ahead of Dominica with 252 points, Saint Lucia surged past other top 37 countries such St. Kitts and Grenada to become the most popular CBI hotspot. The Covid-19 pandemic has played a major role in the 2021’s CBI rankings, testing every nation’s resilience and management of such crisis. The government of Saint Lucia, for one has been steadfast in its response to the pandemic, even launching a Covid-19 Relief Bonds for its programs that are met with resounding success. Coupled with its transparency and due diligence, Saint Lucia’s CBI programs will undoubtedly continue to be the best in the world for years to come.
WHEN THE UNIVERSE & WORLD’S BEST SUPPORT YOU
With Miss Universe China 2018 winner, Zhu Xin lending her support during our premiere at the 2020 Chengdu Global Summit of Entry & Exit Industry Convention, there was no lack of star power
to help launch our CBI products including the ground breaking HS18 program. A program unique to Homestead Success, it offers
immigration investors the option of gaining a passport as well as a recognized educational certificate from world-renowned
universities for themselves or their children.
HS18, SIMPLY ONE OF ITS KIND
Since its inaugural launch at the 2020 Chengdu Global Summit of Entry & Exit Industry Convention, HS18 which centers on CBI that value-add a passport with an internationally recognized education, has garnered unprecedented interest for Homestead Success CBI products. All our CBI digital media platforms have seen soaring numbers, with website readership exceeding 10,000 mark. Regular visit from readers in 20 countries
has now surged to 70 including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Russian, Indonesia, Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, India, Germany, Romania, Spain, Ukraine, Turkey, and Greece. Most welcomed is the substantial increase in number of CBI agencies coming forth to seek a partnership with us, a testament to the growing demand for quality CBI programs.
ALPINA SQUARE –
A RETAIL HAVEN, A SOHO DREAM
Along with The Alpina Saint Lucia Hotel, Alpina Square is now also
a Government Approved Real Estate project under the Citizenship by Investment program of Saint Lucia, forming part of the “Equine Lagoon” under Site A of the PEARL OF THE CARIBBEAN Integrated Resort Development. Adjacent to one another, Alpina Square will be managed by The Alpina Saint Lucia Hotel. It houses premium commercial and retail spaces, as well as 34 high quality SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) units that are evaluated to be incredible investment opportunities.
A CITIZENSHIP IN RECORD 54 DAYS
Nestor Alfred, CEO of the Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Unit has recently launched the Caribbean’s first ever online payment platform
to facilitate convenience of transaction for international immigration investors. A hassle-free process, its intended advantage is to increase efficiency and reduce processing time of applications. Applicants of Homestead Success’ CBI programs have also benefited from this online platform, with some obtaining their passports in less than 60 days, while one applicant successfully received it in a record time of just 54 days!
WARMING HEARTS WITH HOMESTEAD
Homestead Success, together with all its staff in the Group of companies, have joined hands and contributed a total amount of EC$212,031 to the Saint Lucia National Covid-19 Response Telethon fundraising initiative. ‘Care for Community’ has always
been one of Homestead Success’ Corporate Social Responsibility pillars, and there is no better way to demonstrate our belief than supporting the local community when in time of need.
WORLD’S LEADING HONEYMOON DESTINATION FOR 12 YEARS
Saint Lucia, known for its mesmerizing natural scenery and exceptional hospitality is again bestowed the illustrious title of ‘World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’ during the 27th annual World Travel Awards, held in Moscow, Russia. Akin to Hollywood’s Academy Awards, the World Travel Awards is recognized as the travel industry’s most prestigious accolade. Saint Lucia has claimed this highly coveted industry accolade for a record 12th year, proving that it is indeed the perfect destination not only for tourist, but for investment and residence.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF PHASE 1 IN EQUINE LAGOON OF THE PEARL OF THE CARIBBEAN
Constructedinlate-2019 and costing USD25 million, the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club (RSLTC) is the first project completed in the Pearl of the Caribbean masterplan. Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club has also been granted special authorization by Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II to use the word “Royal”. RSLTC has since held multiple successful horseracing events including the inaugural Caribbean Equine Cultural Festival (CECF) horseracing festival. The USD2.6 billion Pearl of the Caribbean spans across multiple development sites making it Saint Lucia’s largest development and receives strong support from the government. A definite reassurance and confidence boost for any investor.
ONE PASSPORT, MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES
Owning a Saint Lucia passport now goes beyond just a symbol of luxury and status, it also allows unrestricted travel access to nearly 150 countries. Saint Lucia passport holders are even entitled to purchase real estates in Taiwan, providing the perfect
solution for Mainland Chinese previously unable to do so. Moreover, a Saint Lucia citizen is accorded the entitlement to apply for higher education scholarships offered by the Taiwanese
government to pursue any degree from bachelor to doctorate.
BRINGING CHINA TO THE CARIBBEAN
During RSLTC inaugural CECF horseracing event, not only did a horse owner from China made history by becoming the first Chinese to claim a winning trophy in the Caribbean, Qin Yong, a celebrated jockey from China also finished first in the event’s main race – the Caribbean’s richest race at USD150,000 – the Pitons Cup. And with these wins, immortalizing yet another victory into the pages of China’s thoroughbred racing record.
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