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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Saint Kitts and Nevis

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First settled by the British in 1623, the islands became an associated state with full internal autonomy in 1967. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. Saint Kitts and Nevis achieved independence in 1983. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to try and separate from Saint Kitts. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

Sugar was the traditional mainstay of the saint kitts economy until the 1970s. following the 2005 harvest, the government closed the sugar industry after decades of losses of 3-4% of gdp annually. to compensate for employment losses, the government has embarked on a program to diversify the agricultural sector and to stimulate other sectors of the economy. activities such as tourism, export-oriented manufacturing, and offshore banking have assumed larger roles in the economy and have contributed to the recent robust growth. tourism revenues are now the chief source of the islands' foreign exchange; about 341,800 tourists visited nevis in 2005. the current government is constrained by a high debt burden, public debt reached 190% of gdp by the end of 2005, largely attributable to public enterprise losses.

Environmental Issues


Government Type

Parliamentary democracy


39,817 (july 2008 est.)


Caribbean, islands in the caribbean sea, about one-third of the way from puerto rico to trinidad and tobago


Total: 261 sq km (saint kitts 168 sq km; nevis 93 sq km) land: 261 sq km water: 0 sq km

1.5 times the size of washington, dc

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: federation of saint kitts and nevis conventional short form: saint kitts and nevis former: federation of saint christopher and nevis


Name: basseterre geographic coordinates: 17 18 n, 62 43 w time difference: utc-4 (1 hour ahead of washington, dc during standard time)

Military Service

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2008)

International Disputes

Joins other caribbean states to counter venezuela's claim that aves island sustains human habitation, a criterion under unclos, which permits venezuela to extend its eez/continental shelf over a large portion of the eastern caribbean sea

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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