|Also known as:
||Mother Colony of the West Indies (Source:
Countries of the world, Internet ed.)
||Country above Self
||St. Kitts and Nevis is located in the Leeward
Islands group in the Eastern Caribbean. A channel of about
3.2 km in width separates the two islands
||Originally settled by Caribs, and
by the British in 1623 who fought with the French for possession.
The island was finally ceded to Britain in 1783 and gained
independence in 1983.
||February 16, 2015
Team Unity (People’s Labour Party, Peoples Action Movement, Concerned Citizens Movement)
|Major Political Parties:
||St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party
(SKLP), People's Action Movement (PAM), Nevis Reformation
Party (NFP), Nevis Concerned Citizens Movement (NCCM).
|Head of State:
||Sir Edmund Wickham Lawrence
|Head of Government:
Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris
Date of Birth: NA
Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.
Master’s degree in accounting from the St. Augustine Campus of UWI in Trinidad.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree in administration majoring in accounting from Concordia University in Montreal Canada.
Elected Prime Minister
Both islands have pleasant scenery, good beaches and
historic buildings, which have favoured the development of
tourism as the economy's most promising growth area. A
deep-water harbour, cruise ship and container facilities are
significant features in this sector's growth.
In the agricultural sector, sugar was the main crop for
generations. St. Kitts and Nevis has, however, decided
to stop sugar production as the sector has become less
There is also economic development in the manufacturing
sectors. the main areas include food processing and
production of beverages and electronic components.
||Robert Llewlyn Bradshaw International
Vance Amory International (Nevis)
||Independent - 19 September
||269 sq km (104
||Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$)
||EC$1,232 Mn (2008)
||EC$140 Mn (2008)
||EC$877 Mn (2008)
||EC$9 Mn (2008)
||EC$145 Mn (2008)
13:00-16:00/16:30 hrs Monday to Friday
Government: 8:00-12:00; 13:00-16:00/16:30
hrs Monday to Friday
New Year's Day (01 January);
Carnival Day (02 January); Good Friday; Easter Monday; Labour
Day (05 May); August Monday (first Monday in August); Independence
Day (19 September); Christmas Day (25 December); Boxing Day
|Date of CARICOM Membership:
||26 July 1974
||O Land of Beauty!
Our country where peace abounds,
Thy children stand free
On the strength of will and love.
With God in all our struggles,
St. Kitts and Nevis be
A nation bound together,
With a common destiny.
As stalwarts we stand
For justice and liberty.
With wisdom and truth
We will serve and honour thee.
No sword nor spear can conquer
For God will surely defend.
His blessings shall forever
To posterity extend.
|Highest National Award:
||Order of the National Hero
||Goat Water (Stew)
|Government web page: