St. Kitts reopens consulate in Dubai

DUBAI, UAE – The consulate of St. Kitts and Nevis marked its reopening in the Middle East recently with a private invitation-only event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Chairing the ceremony, Elsa Wilkin-Armbrister, the recently appointed acting consul general, officially announced the reopening of the consulate to service the needs of St. Kitts and Nevis citizens throughout the Middle East.
Wilkin-Armbrister, a native of Nevis, brings with her a wealth of international business and academic experience. With a BA in Psychology, an MSc in International Marketing and midway through a PhD in Marketing, Wilkin-Armbrister has represented the Federation for over 20 years in the areas of politics, tourism, public diplomacy and education.
Well versed in international affairs having worked in the U.S., U.K., Netherlands, Peru, Monaco, Romania, Tanzania and Zambia, Wilkin-Armbrister has lectured at various top universities in both the U.K. and Netherlands.
Also present at the reopening was Mark Brantley, minister of foreign affairs for the government of St. Kitts and Nevis. Brantley addressed the audience on the importance of evolving reciprocal business relationships between his country’s citizens and governments in the Middle East.
He urged citizens to consider investment opportunities in their country of naturalization with opportunities in tourism, healthcare, education and infrastructure mentioned.
The event was co-sponsored by Savory & Partners, a British owned and managed citizenship and residency-by-investment immigration company headquartered in Dubai. Members of the Savory & Partners Dubai office brought with them clients and citizens.
Managing partner, Jeremy Savory, commented: “The return of a consular presence in the Middle East for the St. Kitts and Nevis government can only be positive news for our clients and all Kittitians in the Middle East. With other similar CBI and RBI programs launching in recent years, the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program remains the oldest of its kind in the world today.
“Today’s news will significantly strengthen the desirability of the program for applicants and naturalized citizens alike.”
The St. Kitts and Nevis consulate will serve naturalized and non-naturalized citizens in the Middle East for all renewals and re-issuances of passports, visa applications and other consular services.