Investigation: is selling passports encouraging terrorism, money laundering and tax evasion?

Seven days a week, Cabeejah Proctor gets up before dawn and climbs on a truck that judders over the tarmac from her home in St John’s, Antigua, to Nonsuch Bay on the Caribbean island’s Atlantic coast. The 22-year-old apprentice electrician works round the clock wiring holiday villas and installing air conditioners on a luxury hotel development, but she has bigger plans. “I want to make enough money to start my own business. It’s my dream,” she says, pulling her cap down to fend off raindrops the size of gobstoppers.

Patricia Martin’s dream has already come true. I can’t miss it as the plane I arrive on banks hard left and drops through the towering tropical clouds to land at the island’s international airport. It’s a…

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