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Why is Gibraltar a British territory?

The Economist explains

Because a 17th century Spanish king had no children

By T.W.

SPAIN is protesting to Britain again about a certain rocky outcrop at the neck of the Mediterranean. Gibraltar, a 2.6 square mile (6.7 square kilometre) peninsula that is home to about 30,000 people, is a British territory to which Spain has long laid claim. This week the old argument resurfaced as Spanish officials toughened border inspections, slowing traffic to a crawl, and Spain’s foreign minister threatened a €50 ($67) charge on crossings, to the alarm of locals on both sides of the border. The measures were apparently in response to the Gibraltar government’s decision to sink spiked concrete blocks into the sea to fend off Spanish fishermen, whom it accuses of poaching Gibraltarian fish. Perhaps more relevant, the Spanish government is desperate to change the subject from an ongoing party-funding scandal, which has threatened to engulf Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister. A phone call between Mr Rajoy and David Cameron, the prime minister of Britain, on August 7th apparently defused tensions somewhat. But why is Gibraltar, which lies 1,000 miles south of London, a British territory in the first place?

The days when the sun never set on the British empire are long gone. But Britain retains 14 “Overseas Territories”, spread around the world from the Pacific to the South Atlantic. With the exception of the British Antarctic Territory, a wedge of wilderness populated by a few scientists and many penguins, they are tiny specks. The Pitcairn Islands, which lie roughly half way between New Zealand and Peru, are home to about 50 people; Bermuda, the most populous of the Territories, has only about 65,000 residents. Many, including Gibraltar, have been home to Royal Navy bases. These days they are more likely to earn their keep through tourism and offshore finance.

Gibraltar was ceded to Britain following the War of the Spanish Succession of 1701-14. Charles II of Spain, who was known as “The Bewitched” because of his severe physical and mental disabilities, died in 1700 without an heir. It was unclear who should succeed him, and so Europe’s great powers began to push their own preferred candidates. War soon broke out, and in August 1704 British soldiers, fighting alongside Dutch allies, captured the Rock, as Gibraltar is known. The war continued until 1713, when the Treaty of Utrecht determined that Philip V, a grandson of the king of France, would inherit the Spanish throne. As part of the deal some Spanish territories were dished out to other countries. Britain got Gibraltar, as well as Minorca, which changed hands several times before being returned to Spain as part of the Treaty of Amiens in 1802.

Gibraltar has remained under British control ever since, in spite of various attempts to take it back, including an unsuccessful siege by Spain that lasted for nearly four years until 1783. Under the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain shut its border with Gibraltar entirely; it was reopened fully only ahead of Spain’s accession to the European Union in 1985. Fishing boats aside, no further invasions are likely. But Spain continues to claim Gibraltar as its own. Those who live on the Rock disagree: referendums in 1967 and 2002 were almost unanimous in their support for maintaining British sovereignty. Britain looks likely to keep its scrap of Mediterranean coastline for now. It may be just as well for Spain: if Britain were to hand over Gibraltar, the Catalans, who lost their autonomy to Spain in the aftermath of the Treaty of Utrecht, might consider it an interesting precedent.

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Gibraltar profile – BBC News

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The British overseas territory of Gibraltar, a limestone outcrop on the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula, occupies a commanding position at the western gateway to the Mediterranean Sea.

Spain continues to claim sovereignty over the territory, which has been ruled by Britain since 1713 under the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht.

Named in Arabic “Jabal Tariq”, after the Muslim commander Tariq Ibn-Ziyad, who turned “the Rock” into a fortress in 711, Gibraltar has been an important naval base for more than 1,000 years.

This long maritime history has resulted in a diverse population. Most Gibraltarians are bilingual in English and Spanish, and are of mixed Genoese, British, Spanish, Jewish, Maltese and Portuguese descent. Recent arrivals have included migrant workers from Morocco.


  • Capital: Westside, Gibraltar (de facto)
  • Area: 6.8 sq km
  • Population: 34,000
  • Languages: English, also Spanish, Llanito
  • Life expectancy: 75 years (men) 81 years (women)

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Head of state: King Charles III, represented by a governor

Chief minister: Fabian Picardo

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Fabian Picardo became chief minister in December 2011 and again in November 2015 and October 2019 after elections won by the coalition made up of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party and the Gibraltar Liberal Party (GLP).

He heads the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party.

Mr Picardo was born in Gibraltar in 1972 and studied law at Oxford University. After graduating from Oxford, he attended the Inns of Court School of Law at Gray’s Inn in London.

Mr Picardo’s predecessor as chief minister, Peter Caruana, held the post for more than 15 years, from 1996 to 2011.

Mr Caruana strongly opposes the idea of shared sovereignty with Spain and oversaw a 2002 referendum that roundly rejected the concept.

He has been credited with helping to develop Gibraltar’s offshore financial industry. In 2010, he said his government was transforming the economy from a European tax haven to a financial services hub.

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Gibraltarians are British citizens. It is self-governing in all areas except defence and foreign policy and is home to a British military garrison and naval base.

The EU has pressured Spain and Britain to resolve the issue of Gibraltar’s status. Both sides, under the Brussels Process launched in 1984, have attempted to reach an agreement.

But Spain’s insistence on eventually acquiring full sovereignty, and Britain’s determination to retain full control of Gibraltar’s military base, have been among the stumbling blocks.

Gibraltar’s 1969 constitution states that there can be no transfer of sovereignty to Spain against the wishes of locals. In a 2002 referendum Gibraltarians resoundingly rejected the idea of joint sovereignty.

Free travel between Spain and Gibraltar was fully restored in 1985, but travellers continued to suffer delays at the border.

In 2006, passenger flights between Spain and Gibraltar resumed for the first time in nearly 30 years, but 2013 saw renewed border checks by Spain in response to a Gibraltarian plan to build an artificial reef.


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Television and radio services on the Rock are operated by the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

Radio and TV stations based in Spain, and broadcasts for British forces in the territory, can be received.

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Much of Gibraltar’s income comes from customs duties, offshore finance, internet gaming, tourism and the provisioning of ships

Some key dates in Gibraltar’s history:

711 – Gibraltar captured by Muslim commander Tariq Ibn-Ziyad.

1462 – Spain recovers Gibraltar from the Moors.

1501 – Isabella I, queen of Castile and Aragon, annexes Gibraltar to Spain.

1704 – English capture Gibraltar during War of Spanish Succession.

1713 – Spain cedes Gibraltar to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht.

1830 – Britain designates Gibraltar a British crown colony.

1940 – Civilian population temporarily evacuated to make Gibraltar a military fortress during the World War Two. Discontent at the slow pace of repatriation after the war becomes one of the sources of demands for self-government.

1950 – First Legislative Council convened.

1963 – Spanish government begins a campaign through UN for the handover of Gibraltar to Spain.

1967 – Gibraltarians vote resoundingly in favour of continued British sovereignty in referendum.

1969 – Britain introduces full internal self-government under a new constitution, with an elected House of Assembly. Spain closes border with Gibraltar, withdraws labour force and cuts transport and communication links in protest.

1973 – Gibraltar joins the European Economic Community alongside Britain.

1980 – Lisbon agreement between UK and Spain initiates the gradual re-establishment of talks over Gibraltar.

1981 – Gibraltarians granted full British citizenship after a campaign against the British Nationality Act, which had proposed removing their right of entry to Britain.

1984 – Britain and Spain agree to provide equal rights for Spaniards in Gibraltar and for Gibraltarians in Spain. Free border crossing between Spain and Gibraltar is restored.

2002 – Referendum reaffirms almost total Gibraltarian opposition to UK proposals for joint British-Spanish sovereignty. UK reaffirms that no decision on Gibraltar’s future will be made without the consent of Gibraltarians.

2004 – Gibraltar marks the 300th anniversary of the establishment of British rule.

2006 – Britain, Spain and Gibraltar sign a landmark agreement under which border controls are further eased. Spain agrees to allows flights to Gibraltar’s airport. The deal makes no mention of sovereignty.

2006 – Voters back a new constitution in referendum confirming Gibraltarian home rule, and renaming the House of Assembly the Parliament of Gibraltar.

2009 – Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos visits Gibraltar, the first visit by a Spanish minister since Britain captured the Rock.

2014 – Declassified documents show former King Juan Carlos of Spain told Britain in 1982 that it was not in his country’s “interest to recover Gibraltar in the near future” as it would trigger Moroccan claims to the Spanish territories of Ceuta and Melilla.

2016 – UK referendum on EU membership, 96% of Gibraltarians vote to remain. Turnout is 84%.

2020 – UK and Gibraltar leave the EU. UK and Spain agree in principle to a basis on which the UK and the EU could negotiate terms for Gibraltar to participate some aspects of the Schengen Agreement to ease border movements. The arrangements have not entered into force.

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Gibraltar has been a key British naval base ever since the 18th Century

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90,000 is all about the country. Islands on the map, nature, population, capital, visa for Russians

Facts about Grenada

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Square of the country 344 km²
St. George’s
Population About 115 thousand people
Official language English
Currency East Caribbean dollar
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is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea and occupies the island of the same name and part of the southern islands of the Grenadines. The largest islands are Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. The other four are uninhabited. All islands are part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago. nine0067

The capital of Grenada is St. George’s. It is located on the southwestern coast of the island of Grenada. The capital has the largest port in the country and an international airport.

Grenada’s closest neighbors are Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Grenada on the world map

Grenada is located in the southeastern part of the Caribbean Sea and not far from South America. The islands of the state are part of the Lesser Antilles group

How a Russian citizen can visit Grenada

Russian citizens can get to Grenada by plane or cruise ship departing from European or American countries. There are no direct flights from Russia. Tourists fly with transfers in the USA, Europe and the Caribbean. The time difference between the capitals – Moscow and St. George’s – is 7 hours.

Ticket prices depend on the season and the number of transfers: the cost of a flight in August 2021 starts from $550. This is the price of a flight with a stopover in New York. nine0067

Cruises depart from Europe or America: travel time depends on the route and varies from one day to three to four months. Ticket prices start at $300 per night.

Russians do not apply for a visa to travel to the islands: in 2017, the governments of Russia and Grenada signed an agreement on a visa-free regime.

90 days out of 180

duration of stay in Grenada without a visa for Russians

Russians can stay on the islands without a visa for up to 90 days within six months. Those who plan to stay in Grenada for more than 90 days, must obtain a visa at the diplomatic mission or consulate of the country.

At the border they are required to show a foreign passport, a return ticket, a hotel reservation or a tourist voucher. You also need documents that confirm solvency: for example, credit cards and checks with an account balance.

During a pandemic, national governments may restrict entry for tourists. We tell in an updated digest which borders are officially open and where Russians can fly during a pandemic. nine0067

Practical Guide to Citizenship of Grenada

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History of Grenada

The island of Grenada, like several other Caribbean islands, was discovered for Europe by Christopher Columbus in 1498. During his third trip to the New World, he landed on the island and named it in honor of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary – Concepción.


the first known name of the island of Grenada

The origin of the name “Grenada” is still not clear. One of the versions is that the Spanish sailors renamed the island in honor of the Spanish city of Granada, and then the French and the British transformed it into Grenada. nine0067

The French and the British fought for the right to colonize Grenada for 150 years after its discovery. In 1672, the French military gained control of the island. A hundred years later, the war began again, in which the British won. Grenada became part of the Leeward Islands, an English colony.

In the 18th century, the British established sugar plantations on the island, for which slaves were brought from Africa to work. In the late 18th century, hurricanes destroyed the sugar fields. They were sown with new crops brought by Europeans: cocoa, cotton, nutmeg. nine0067

In 1967 the country became a self-governing state within the UK. And finally, on February 7, 1974, Grenada gained independence as part of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

Geography and nature of Grenada

Geography. Grenada Island of volcanic origin. There is a mountainous relief in the center of the island, the highest point of the country is 840 meters above sea level. The islands of Grenada are well located relative to other Lesser Antilles, so hurricanes bring less destruction than in other Caribbean countries. nine0067

The spice plantations for which Grenada is famous lie in the plains between the mountains. The inhabitants of the country harvest a large crop every year thanks to the fertile soil of volcanic origin. Hot springs and mineral lakes have formed at the foot of the mountains, where you can swim.

The climate in the country is tropical trade winds. The rainy season starts in May and lasts about six to seven months. And already in January, no more than three tropical showers pass in a month. The temperature on the island is stable and rarely drops below +20 °C. nine0067

Grenada is divided into six districts. The country also includes the islands of Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Most of the population lives in the capital of St. George’s and in the large cities of Grenville, St. Davids and Southors

Average monthly rainfall in Grenada, mm, and day and night air temperature, °C

Nature. European settlers cut down many forests in Grenada, and natural disasters and fires destroyed many plant species. Tropical forests are preserved closer to the tops of the mountains. The forests of the island of Grenada are protected and are part of the Grand Ethan National Park. There are also mangroves along the coast. nine0067

Many species of mammals have disappeared from the islands. But Mona monkeys and mongooses, which were brought from Asia in the 18th century, took root. About 150 species of birds live in the forests, including the endangered species – the Grenadian pigeon, which is found only in Grenada. About 400 species of fish are found off the coast of the island. Most often, local fishermen catch tuna, snapper, mahi-mahi.

Grand Ethan National Park is located in the central part of Grenada. On its territory are the Annandale and Seven Sisters waterfalls, as well as several extinct volcanoes, in the crater of which lakes formed

Diving and snorkeling enthusiasts come to Grenada to explore the coastal zone of the islands. Among the coral reefs you can see exotic fish, turtles and oysters

Mona monkeys were brought to Grenada in the 19th century along with African slaves. The monkeys quickly took root on the islands, they are not afraid of locals and tourists, and for the sake of food they are sometimes ready to dance or show an acrobatic trick

The Grenada dove is a symbol of the country, which is depicted on the flag. The bird is on the verge of extinction. In total, there are about 200 birds left in the country that live in Hartman National Park

Mangroves are evergreen trees that grow on the coast in the tidal zone and spend most of their lives half in the water. Tree roots filter water and absorb various metals. Oysters live in the water next to the tree, and birds often choose the mangroves to build their nests. At this time, the rainy season has already ended, it is calm on the islands.

Housing. On vacation, tourists stay in hotels, rent villas, houses and apartments from local residents. The cost of renting housing depends on the region of Grenada. The average cost of renting a one-bedroom apartment is $500 per month, according to nine0067

$500 per month

average cost of renting a one-bedroom apartment in Grenada

Hotels are most often located on the Caribbean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean. Vacationers can stay in a bungalow, a modern eclectic house or a villa with a classic colonial interior

The prices of in Grenada are almost the same as the prices of living in Europe or North America. Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant will cost about $74. For comparison: dinner in Canada will cost about $75, and in the UK – $70. nine0067

For the same amount, you can buy products on your own in the store:

  • bread, 500 g — $1. 4;
  • milk, 1 liter – $1.7;
  • rice, 1 kg – $1.31;
  • local cheese, 1 kg – $9;
  • eggs, 12 pcs. — $3.7;
  • chicken fillet, 1 kg – $9;
  • beef, 1 kg – $15.2;
  • potatoes, 1 kg – $2.8;
  • tomatoes, 1 kg – $5;
  • apples, 1 kg – $8;
  • bananas, 1 kg – $2.8;
  • oranges, 1 kg – $3.3; nine0166
  • a mid-range bottle of wine – $11.

A monthly fitness club membership costs $50, a tennis court rental costs $3 per hour, and a movie ticket costs about $9.

Infrastructure . Grenada has a developed tourist infrastructure: hotels, restaurants, sports complexes, golf and tennis clubs. Local travel agencies organize excursions to cities and the tropics, sea and car trips around the island. Tourists can also go kayaking, diving or surfing. nine0067

There are two airports in the country, one of which is Maurice Bishop International Airport. It is located 8 kilometers from the capital of Grenada, St. George’s. From the second airport, flights depart to neighboring islands, such as Trinidad, St. Vincent or Barbados.

The islands of Grenada are popular with yachtsmen and sailors from all over the world. In the bays and lagoons of the Caribbean Sea, marinas are equipped with berths, repair services, restaurants and hotels.

Port Louis Marina is one of the largest marinas in Grenada, located in the southwest of St. George’s. There are 170 berths in the marina, which accept vessels of all sizes. Boaters often moor at Clarkes Court Bay Marina and Le Phare Bleu Marina, as well as at local hotels, which usually have their own marinas or berths. For example, the Prickly Bay Waterside resort has a marina of the same name. nine0067

Most of the buildings in the major cities of the country are built in the colonial English style. Due to possible hurricanes, houses in cities are rarely built higher than three floors.

Grenada’s main port is located in the capital, St. George’s. Both large liners and small yachts call at the port. Anyone can rent a yacht for a walk or leave the boat for storage

Transport. Settlements of Grenada are connected by bus routes, a ticket costs about a dollar. A taxi ride will cost about $15 per kilometer.

If you wish, you can rent a car and explore the island on your own. Traffic in the country is left-handed, there are asphalt and dirt roads. To travel around the islands, you will need an international driving license.

There is a ferry service between the islands of Grenada, Carriacou, Petit Martinique and St. Vincent. The ferry fare depends on the season. nine0067

Sights and events

The life and culture of the inhabitants of Grenada was influenced by the French and English colonizers. The buildings in the cities are built in the classical style of both countries, and the names of cities and streets bear European names.

The mentality of the inhabitants of the islands is also shaped by the customs of their ancestors: Arawaks, Caribs and Africans.

Attractions. St. George’s, the capital of Grenada, is a city with colonial architecture. There are preserved buildings built by the French in the 17th and 18th centuries. Also in 1710, the French built the country’s first fort, Fort Royal, now called Fort George. And by 1800, four more forts were built on the island: Lucas, Adolf, Matthew and Frederick. nine0067

Grenada’s main harbor is Carenage in St. George’s, shaped like a horseshoe. There are always a lot of ships, yachts and schooners at the berths of the harbor. Port Frederick is located at the eastern entrance of the harbor.

There are about 50 beaches on the islands of Grenada, where people come to swim in warm water, sunbathe on the black volcanic sand and just admire. The most popular are Morne Rouge, La Sages and Grand Anse. The first beach is loved by the locals: the shade from the trees provides coolness, and it is also convenient to have barbecues and picnics on it. nine0067

La Sages is a secluded beach with coconut and tropical trees. Most tourists relax on the Grand Anse beach: there are many restaurants, shops and marine equipment rentals on its territory.

The first underwater sculpture park was opened off the coast of Grenada: 65 sculptures are displayed at a depth of 10 meters, which act as artificial reefs.

Tourists come to the island to see the St. Catherine’s stratovolcano and the Seven Sisters Falls. It consists of seven cascades, along which water flows in a calm stream. Anyone can swim in the reservoir next to the waterfall. nine0067

On the way to the cascading waterfall of the Seven Sisters, tourists can see plantations of cocoa, bananas and nutmeg, as well as rare animals and birds of the island – for example, the Grenadian pigeon

The most popular beach among tourists is Grand Anse. Travelers can rent a boat for a boat trip, rent diving equipment, or just sit at the bar and drink a glass of local beer

Fort George guards set off fireworks from antique artillery cannons for tourists and wear ancient uniforms to preserve the atmosphere of yesteryear

The highest volcano in Grenada is St. Catherine. Climbing the volcano is allowed. Tourists buy excursions and climb to the top of the mountain to look at the island from a height of 840 meters

To restore the marine ecosystem off the coast of Grenada, scientists, together with architects, created an underwater sculpture park. They replace the coral reefs that protect the coast of the island from erosion

Events. On February 7, the whole country celebrates Independence Day. The inhabitants of the islands hold ceremonies and parades, in which Boy Scouts and the Royal Police of Grenada take part. nine0067

Local athletes created and organized their own Grenada Sailing Week regatta. It starts in late January early February and lasts 8 days.

Once a year, the Grenadians organize the Spice Island Billfish Tou ament – a fishing tournament. In the morning there is a parade of boats, and in the evening there is a celebration in honor of the biggest fish caught in a day.

Grenada is called the island of spices, and in 2021 the World Food Travel Association recognized the country as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and cocoa, as well as various vegetables and fruits are grown in the country for export. nine0067

Tourists can try authentic seafood dishes at local restaurants. On the menu of almost every cafe you can find wil-dawn, the national dish of Grenada. This is a chowder made from breadfruit, coconut milk, turmeric, taro leaves, dumplings, salted cod meat or beef jerky.

Grenada brews beer and produces wine, honoring them with the No Cork Festival. It takes place in May: visitors can try different types of wine and beer for free and buy what they like. nine0067

In April, the Carriacou Maroon & String Band music festival takes place on Carriacou Island. It hosts local bands and artists. Residents hold rituals, arrange parades and celebrations, and smoke fish to the sound of drums.

Everyone who loves to read gathers at the Spice Word literary festival. This is one of the favorite holidays of the Grenadians, which takes place in October and is sponsored by the locals.

Local fishermen come up with fishing competitions and tournaments, some of which develop into national holidays, such as the Spice Island Billfish Tou ament 9 show0064 How to obtain citizenship of Grenada and what gives investors a passport of the country

The state program of citizenship of Grenada by investment was launched in 1997. Investors make a non-refundable contribution to the National Transformation Fund or buy real estate from a government-approved list of properties. Together with the investor, citizenship is obtained by members of his family: spouse, children under 30 years old, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters over 18 years old.

The Grenada passport allows you to travel freely within 144 countries. Unlike Russians, Grenadians do not receive visas to travel to the Schengen states, the European Union, the UK, China and Singapore. nine0067

We tell you in which Caribbean countries and under what conditions you can get citizenship by investment. Why the Caribbean passport is popular with investors from developed countries

Citizens of Grenada can obtain an E-2 business visa to the United States. Other Caribbean residents, like Russians, do not have this opportunity. This is a non-immigrant visa, but it allows you to live in the USA, work and study in the country.

There is no minimum investment for an E-2 visa. An investor needs to invest a significant amount in his company – usually an investment of $200,000 or more is enough. Obtaining a visa takes from 2 to 5 months. nine0067

Grenadians can obtain a 10-year US tourist visa through a simplified procedure. Russians receive such a visa for a maximum of 3 years.

The cost of obtaining a Caribbean passport is two to three times less than investment programs for residence permits in European countries. The term for obtaining citizenship is from 4 to 6 months. Under the terms of the program, the applicant chooses between two investment options.

Grenada Citizenship Investment Options

9000 and also pays for due diligence and paperwork services. The total amount depends on the age and family composition of the investor.

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Property in Grenada

Foreigners can buy a villa, apartment or land for their family or to rent out. Real estate prices depend on its location and type of construction. According to, the average cost of 1 m2 in a city apartment is about $3,000.

Investors who wish to obtain Grenada citizenship can buy property to participate in the program. But they need to choose an object that has been approved by the government of the country. These are mainly apartments, villas and shares in hotel complexes. nine0067

In addition to the investment amount, the investor pays state duties and fees, pays for Due Diligence, services for execution, translation and legalization of documents. The total amount depends on the composition and age of family members.

Examples of properties under the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program

A share in a hotel complex in the south of Grenada is worth $220,000. The annual rental income is 3%. The investor can choose a share in the condominium or other objects that are in the complex, such as swimming pool

Studio in a residential complex near the Atlantic Ocean. The complex is guarded and has a private beach. The cost of the studio is $160,000. Two studios can be purchased to meet the investment requirement.

The Caribbean Beach Villa with its own dock is located on a private estate in St. George’s and consists of two houses. Cost – $6,900,000

Life in Grenada

Population. The majority of the population of Grenada is of African descent. Descendants of Arawak and Caribbean Indians also live on the islands, a small percentage of Europeans. The official language of the country is English, but residents more often use Creole, which is derived from French. nine0067

Religion. Approximately 96% of Grenadians are Christians: there are Roman Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist, Christian and Baptist churches on the islands. Some residents of the island adhere to the teachings of Seventh-day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mennonites, and Pentecostals.

About 2% of the population professes folk beliefs, 1% – Hinduism and Islam, another 1% of the inhabitants call themselves atheists.

St. George’s, the capital of Grenada, is named after St. George’s Church, which was one of the first buildings built on the island

Taxes. Grenada citizens do not pay taxes on wealth, capital gains, inheritance and gift. And residents of the country do not pay tax on income and capital that are received in other countries.

Business and taxes in the Caribbean

Taxes for individuals

Option Investments
BUY OF THE DECORMATION to the National Transformation Fund of $ 150,000
Tax Bet
10% 10% for the first 24,000 EC $, or about $ 8900 $

Further 28% 9,9,9,9,9 9,9,9,9,9,9 9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9 9,28%

Tax transmission of real estate from 5 to 15%
Tax transfer of property to 0. 5%
Social deductions 5% of salary

Tax legal entities

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Tax Bet


royalties for income from a source in Grenada 15%
Social deductions 4% of salary

to 0.5%
From 5 to 15%
Stamp duty 1%

Education. Grenada’s education system is modeled on the British. There are 120 preschool institutions, 23 schools, one college and three universities in the country. nine0067

Children aged 6 to 14 are required to attend primary and secondary schools. Education in public schools is free. The government gives schoolchildren all the textbooks and provides them with food.

School graduates can continue their studies at a technical university, an affiliate of the University of the West Indies or a private St. George’s University.

St. George’s University is one of the most famous universities in the Caribbean region. The history of the university began with the opening of a medical school in 1976 year. Now students are also studying at the faculties of international business, arts and sciences and postgraduate education. Students of this university do internships in the United States, and the diploma is recognized in 47 countries around the world.

Medicine. There are six hospitals and about 30 private clinics in Grenada, including the offices of family doctors, dentists, and ophthalmologists. Most of the medical staff are graduates of the University of St. George.

Almost every major hotel hosts therapists and beauticians. In severe cases, tourists are hospitalized in clinics. Treatment for non-residents is paid, so you need to take out insurance before the trip. nine0067

Political and economic structure of Grenada

Political structure. Grenada is a constitutional monarchy. The ruling monarch of Great Britain is officially considered the head of state. The interests of the monarch on the islands are represented by the governor-general.

Legislative power in the country is exercised by the parliament. It consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Executive power is vested in the Cabinet of Ministers, which consists of the prime minister, ministers and the prosecutor general. nine0067

The Grenada judiciary is part of the judiciary of the Eastern Caribbean States, which is headed by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. And on the territory of the country there are local courts and the High Court, which simultaneously performs the functions of the Constitutional Court. Judges are appointed by the Governor General on the recommendation of the Judicial Commission and the Legal Service.

Grenada official websites

1. Government
2. Prosecution page
3. Government directory with contacts of local organizations
4. Embassy of Grenada in Moscow

Flag of Grenada adopted in 1974 after the War of Independence. The flag was designed by local artist Anthony George. The flag symbolizes trust, hope and expectation of a better world for the people of the country

The Grenada passport allows you to travel freely to 144 countries of the world, including the Schengen states, Great Britain, China and Singapore

The coat of arms of Grenada depicts plants and animals that are considered symbols of the state . The motto on the coat of arms reads: “Always conscious of God, we strive, build and advance as one people”
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The country’s economy depends on tourism, agriculture and foreign investment, most of which comes from the citizenship program. The treasury also receives income from shipbuilding, fishing and private education.

Large quantities of fish, in particular yellowfin tuna, are exported to the US and Europe. Grenada brews beer, produces flour and animal feed for export. Local companies manufacture and sell furniture from exotic trees, which is popular in European countries. nine0067

The Grenada citizenship program has been in place since 1997. The income from the program is used to improve infrastructure, develop the tourism industry and help the population.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Grenada?

Grenada is located next to the mainland of South America, the island is washed by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Grenada includes the islands of Grenada, Carriacou, Petit Martinique and several small uninhabited islands.

How to get to the islands of Grenada? nine0067

Russians can get to the islands by plane or on a cruise, but they will have to transfer in European or American countries. There are no direct flights from Russian airports to Grenada. The ticket price depends on the season and the number of transfers: the cost of a flight in August 2021 starts from $550. Cruises also depart from European or American countries: travel time depends on the route and varies from one day to three to four months. Ticket prices start at $300 per night.

Do Russians need a visa to enter Grenada? nine0067

No, Russian tourists do not need a visa to go on holiday to Grenada. Russians have the right to stay on the islands for 90 days within six months. To stay in the country longer, Russian citizens need to contact the Grenada Migration Service or obtain a visa in advance.

How to get citizenship of Grenada?

Grenada citizenship is obtained by naturalization, marriage or investment. The fastest way is to participate in the citizenship investment program. The program provides for two options: a non-refundable contribution to the state fund or the purchase of real estate. The minimum contribution amount is $150,000. And investments in real estate start from $220,000. Investors buy apartments, villas or a share in a hotel. After 5 years, the investor can return the investment – sell the property. During the time of ownership, it can be rented out and receive additional income. nine0067

What opportunities does an investor with a Grenada passport get?

Grenada citizenship is obtained by naturalization, marriage or investment. The fastest way is to participate in the citizenship investment program. The program provides for two options: a non-refundable contribution to the state fund or the purchase of real estate. The minimum contribution amount is $150,000. And investments in real estate start from $220,000. Investors buy apartments, villas or a share in a hotel. After 5 years, the investor can return the investment – sell the property. During the time of ownership, it can be rented out and receive additional income. nine0067

What sights can you see in Grenada?

In Grenada, you can see plants and rare animals and birds that are found only in the tropics of this country: for example, the Weller pigeon, or simply the Grenadian, as it is now called. Saint George’s is the capital of Grenada and the oldest city in the country. It is named after the church of St. George, which the French colonists began to build as soon as they landed on the islands. On the streets of the city there are buildings of English, French and Spanish architecture 17-19centuries. In the Grand Etang National Park, you can see the world-famous Seven Sisters waterfall. To get to the waterfall, tourists walk through the rainforest for about 45 minutes. On the way, you can meet Mona monkeys and see how nutmeg blossoms. The world’s first underwater sculpture park was built off the coast of Grenada. At a depth of up to 10 meters, 65 sculptures are exhibited, which act as artificial reefs.

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The capital of the island is Palma de Mallorca. The island has two official languages ​​- Castilian (Spanish) and Catalan, and the locals prefer to speak their Majorcan dialect. However, the entire staff of the island, up to the maids, speaks several foreign languages ​​tolerably. English, German and French are especially common. nine0067

Mallorca is especially famous for the fact that it is here, in the castle of Marivent, that the royal family in full force rests every August. At this time, a sailing regatta with their participation for the King’s Cup is held, and official receptions of the kings of Spain are held in Almudaina Castle.

The island is very picturesque. There are long sandy beaches (in Arenal), and spacious bays (in Santa Ponsa), and cozy bays immersed in greenery (Cala Gran, Cala Ferrera).
The southern part of Mallorca is hotter and drier, here are the most beautiful beaches of the island: Sas Cuvetas and Es Trenc (Es Trenc), as well as the beaches of Mondrago, Figuera Bay and Santanyi Bay. The rest of the resorts are located on both sides of the Bay of Palma. To the southeast of it are Arenal, Playa de Palma and Can Pastilla. Mostly German tourists rest here. These three tourist areas are united by a common five-kilometer beach, the longest in Mallorca. Every 700-800 meters on the beach there are “balneario”: a small bar plus changing rooms and toilets. Behind the strip of the beach stretches a paved pedestrian promenade with tall palm trees on both sides. Along it are numerous shops, restaurants and bars. All three resorts are connected to the capital by several bus routes (cars run at intervals of 15-25 minutes). nine0067

Main resorts

Cala D Or, Arenal, Playa de Palma, Can Pastilla, Cala Mayor, Illetas (Illetas), Palma Nova, Magaluf, Santa Ponsa, Paguera, Puerto Pollensa, Alcudia.

Cala de Or – the southeast coast of the island, 65 km from Palma. A small town with white houses, clean streets. Every 15 minutes a bus leaves the town to Cala Mondrago. In Cala de Or itself, there are many shops, bars, restaurants, three small discos, a bicycle rental, a tennis court, a riding club, and a large children’s playground. Special trailers ride tourists around the city and its environs. This resort is well suited for honeymooners and couples with children. nine0209 Arenal is one of the first tourist areas in Mallorca, located 15 km from Palma. Most of the hotels are 2-3*. There is a small nautical club here. This is a very lively resort for young lovers of a noisy holiday.
Playa de Palma and Can Pastilla are located about 10 km from Palma. These towns are a more respectable continuation of the Arenal. On the first line of the beach – hotels of a higher category. Close to Aquacity and the airport. In Can Pastilla, the Marine Club operates.
Cala Major is the closest tourist area to the capital – just 7 km from the center of Palma. Here is the royal castle “Marivent”, where every August the whole royal family comes to rest. Cala Major is home to the National Sailing School. The resort is suitable for those who want to spend the day by the sea, and in the evening walk through the capital’s shops, restaurants and discos. nine0209 Illetas is 9 km away from Palma. This is a comfortable luxury resort. In 10-15 minutes from here you can reach other tourist areas. Recommended for families with or without children who are looking for a relaxing holiday.
Palma Nova 12 km from Palma. Quiet tourist area, located close to the marine park “Marineland” and the resort of Magaluf. Nearby is the Port Portals yacht club, where celebrities often come. This resort is suitable for couples looking for a relaxing holiday. nine0209 Magaluf is the most famous resort among Russian tourists, located 15 km from Palma. Modern, with well-developed infrastructure and high-rise hotels. There is a water park, karting, the largest water amusement park Western Water Park. Also here is one of the most famous discos in Mallorca – BCM.
Santa Ponsa 9 km from Palma. Quiet, green, picturesque tourist area. There are marine and equestrian clubs. The nearest “discach” is in Magaluf (15 minutes drive). Here you can actively relax during the day and sleep peacefully at night. nine0209 Paguera is a small resort center in the southwestern part of the island, an ideal place for nature lovers and romantic couples.
Puerto Polensa, another tourist area on the island is located in the northeast, next to the large bays of Alcudia and Polensa. Artists and artists love to relax here, and the local port, where rich tourists from all over the world arrive, has become one of the most cosmopolitan points of the island. San Vicens Bay and the Formentor Peninsula are places that in English-language tourist brochures are certainly accompanied by the epithet “must-see”. nine0209 Alcudia is a tourist center on the northeast coast. The ancient city walls, the ancient Roman city of Pollentia and the well-preserved amphitheater attract tourists here. This resort is home to the Albufera Natural Park.


Palma Airport, Son Sao João, is located eight kilometers from the city centre. Bus number 17 leaves every 20 minutes from Paseo de Mallorca. A taxi from the airport to the capital of the island will cost about 20 EUR. nine0067


The length of the coast is 555 km. Mallorca has over 76 beaches, of which 22 have been awarded the Blue Flag. All beaches are municipal and free. A sunbed and an umbrella cost 2-3 EUR per day each.
Every 15 minutes a bus leaves from the town of Cala de Or to the bay of Cala Mondrago with centuries-old protected pines.
Beaches: Cala Gran, Cala Ferrera, Cala D Or, Cala Llonga – small, cozy bays with fine sandy beaches, protected from wind and direct sunlight by a pine forest. Cala Gran and Cala Ferrera have been awarded the Blue Flag. The beaches have everything you need: sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, a bar, water bikes. nine0209 The beaches at Platja de Palma and Calla Vinas are fine sand, Son Caliu is gravel.
Beach in Cala Major, 300 meters long and 30 meters wide, with fine sand.
Illetas Beach: wide, picturesque cove with fine sand.
Palma Nova has three large beaches of fine sand and is surrounded by many beautiful private villas.
In Magaluf, there are wide comfortable bays with clean sand and clear water, almost a kilometer long beach is well equipped, with a well-deserved “blue flag”. Right on the shore, in the shade of trees, there is a small children’s park. nine0209 Adepts of naturism can find a beach that suits their tastes in As Trenc.


Every fourth hotel in Spain is located in the Balearic Mountains. The first, the Grand Hotel, appeared here in 1908. Now there are more than a thousand accommodation facilities on the island. In Playa de Palma and Can Pastilla, on the first line of the beach, there are high-class hotels. Most of the hotels are in Arenal 2-3 *. Magaluf – high-rise hotels.


Good shops are found mainly in Palma. The best “shopping” streets are Jaime III, Sant Miguel (the beginning of the street is behind Plaza de España), Sindicato. There, you can spend more than one hour trekking through countless boutiques with a good price-quality ratio. In addition, almost every day in one or another part of the island, markets are arranged where you can buy everything from clothes and shoes to fruits and pets. nine0209 Small shops close for a break (siesta) from 13:00 or 14:00 to 16:00 or 17:00. In stores, payment is accepted only in EUR, and only in the largest of them can you exchange USD with a passport (at a not very favorable rate).
Recommend tourists to buy pearl jewelry only at the factory or in Majorica brand stores: there are many fakes in other places.


An excellent gift “from Mallorca” would be a pearl jewelry. It was the Majorica pearl factory, built at the beginning of the century in Manacor, that brought Mallorca world fame. An unusual, almost manual way of making jewelry can be observed right at the factory, and you can buy them in the store next to it. There are models at prices from 10 USD (gold plating) to 1000 USD, new items appear every month. Each product comes with a 10 year warranty. nine0209 Other options: blown glass souvenirs, ceramics made by local craftsmen (from pots and plates to traditional Mallorcan whistles – “siurels”, painted clay figurines depicting locals, demons or animals), a variety of olive wood products.


Palma de Mallorca ~ 35 EUR, Arta caves (plus a visit to the pearl factory, souvenir shop, tasting local liquors) ~ 50 EUR, the town of Valldemosa – the old estate of La Granja ~ 50 EUR. Excursion around the island with a visit to the monastery of the XIII century, sailing on a yacht, Cape Formentor ~ 35 EUR, natural park Galatzo ~ 30 EUR. Casino “Palladium” (evening show with many special effects) ~ 50 EUR, “Knight’s tournament in a medieval castle” ~ 45 EUR, bullfighting (held in July – September at the Bull Square in Palma). Two water amusement parks in Arenal and Magaluf, Western Park, karting, Marineland ~ 25 EUR, Tropical Park and Cactus Park, Nemo submarine, Cabrera National Reserve Park, Dragonera (excursion to the islet to the south -west, where there are many unusual lizards), a trip to Ibiza. nine0209 Arta Caves
These huge caves are located in the northeast of the island, near the coastal town of Platja de Canyamel, at an altitude of 150 m above sea level. There are many “halls” with unusual names – “Purgatory”, “Hell”, “Paradise”, as well as the world’s highest twenty-two-meter tall stalagmite. Here, a special show is arranged for guests: a concert of classical music, accompanied by colorful lighting effects. In addition to the caves themselves, local tourists will inevitably stop at a local souvenir shop, visit a jewelry factory and taste local liquors. nine0067


Russian tourists who have visited Palma de Mallorca highlight Tjto’s, Victory and Pacha discos. The largest discotheque VSM is located in Magaluf. Mallorca has 41 yacht clubs, 13 golf courses, a casino, a large water park “Marineland” and three smaller water parks, 52 museums, 50 local holidays throughout the year, five national and three international exhibitions, two hippodromes, 12 equestrian clubs, 190 tennis courts, diving club, five theaters and concert halls, four national parks (Cabrera, Albufera, Mondrago and Dragonera), 48 natural areas protected by the state. nine0209 Thanks to the light breeze and anti-breeze that envelops the islands, windsurfing is developed in the north and west of Mallorca. The most favorable days for sliding on the waves are from July 15 to August 15 (best breeze 90% of the time). The cost of renting a board is from 10 EUR per hour. You can hire an experienced muscular instructor.
Cycling is one of the most revered sports on the island. Bicycle rental points operate in each tourist area, and special cycle routes are laid. There are excellent conditions for both classic “flatland” cycling and mountain biking. Some hotels have a dedicated bike storage room. nine0209 Mallorca has about two hundred tennis courts. Some are located at hotels, but there are also “independent sites”. Every year in early May, the Mallorca Open Tennis Championship is held here, which attracts athletes from all over the world.
Celebrations In August, Cala de Or celebrates the feast of the patron saint of the sea, which lasts a whole week and ends on the evening of 15 August with spectacular fireworks.
13 golf courses: Cala Major is home to the island’s first golf course, Son Vida, with hilly terrain and a wide variety of flora. nine0209 The Bendinat Golf Club is located next to Palma Nova, Illetas. There are also golf clubs in Magaluf “Poniente” with a long difficult course for professionals, in Santa Ponsa (3 golf courses).