Thanks But No Thanks


The British government says Rogers Jean-Baptiste, who was born in St. Lucia, can't become a British citizen because he wasn't in the country five years ago on the date he applied for citizenship. Where was Jean-Baptiste back in 2003? In Germany, serving in the British Army. In fact, Jean-Baptiste served four years in the Army, including two tours in Iraq. And if he'd applied two days earlier, he'd have been approved for citizenship because his unit hadn't been shipped to Germany at that point. The government says he'll have to wait until 2011 to apply again for citizenship.