Caribbean citizenship dreams in jeopardy? Allegations of fraud fly thick as hundreds of applicants from GCC seek second passports Published: 9 February 2019 Mazhar Farooqui, Features Editor – Special Reports DUBAI: The fate of hundreds of GCC residents seeking passports of Caribbean nations hangs in the balance amid allegations of fraud in the various economic citizenship schemes run by these countries. Caribbean passports have always been highly sought-after in the Middle East as they offer visa-free travel to over 130 countries. Since the time Caribbean nations slashed citizenship costs to rebuild infrastructure damaged by recent hurricanes, there has been an even bigger surge in applications from the region. Read the full story on the Gulf News website. Mazhar also followed up the story with this article: Ex-PM of St Kitts-Nevis warns those who underpaid for citizenship scheme – Says passports acquired through fraudulent means will be revoked if he comes to power These articles were published with support from the Fairway Fellowship, an initiative of the Ethical Journalism Network and International Labour Organization to support quality reporting on labour migration in the Middle East.