about st. kitts & nevis

LOCATION

The twin-island nation of St. Kitts & Nevis is located in the northern section of the Eastern Caribbean, approximately 1,300 miles southeast of Miami, Florida.

 

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HISTORY

The name St. Kitts is a shortened form of its official name, St. Christopher, given to it by Christopher Columbus when he first landed there in 1493. The inhabitants call themselves Kittitians. Nevis is named after the Spanish word for snow--not because there is any!--but because of a white cloud surrounding the island's single peak. The inhabitants are known as Nevisians. St. Kitts became Britain's first colony in the West Indies with the founding of a settlement in 1623. In 1983, the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis gained independence as a two-island nation within the British Commonwealth. In 2010 the St. Kitts Labour Party, headed by Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas Prime Minister won its fourth consecutive General Election.

PRESENT DAY

Today, St. Kitts & Nevis is developing a distinct style and culture. One of the more recent international financial centres to emerge in the world it can offer every investor what he or she is looking for. St. Kitts is the home of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and the Eastern Caribbean Stock Exchange, which are two important pillars of the Regional Financial Sector. A range of enabling legislation and competent service providers can facilitate any investment need in the market. There is no income tax, corporation tax or withholding tax on profits in the Federation. Company formation is a straightforward process.

THE NATIONAL FLAG

The National flag of St. Kitts & Nevis features green for our fertile lands, yellow for our year-round sunshine, black for our African heritage, and red for our struggle from slavery through colonialism to independence. It also displays two white stars on a black diagonal bar, symbols of hope and liberty.

NATIONAL FLOWER

THE NATIONAL FLOWER

THE NATIONAL FLAG

The national flower is the Poinciana or flamboyant, named after Monsieur de Poincy, the first French Governor of St. Kitts, who is said to have introduced it to the region. Its scientific name is Delonix Regia and it is said to have originated in Madagascar. The flamboyant is one of the most striking trees of the tropics, with its umbrella-shaped crown, and its compound deciduous leaves, and red and yellow scalloped flowers followed by long, black seedpods. It blooms from May to August.

THE NATIONAL BIRD

The national bird is the brown pelican, Pelecanus Occidentalis. In its youth, it is brown on the head, neck and upper parts of the body, and mostly white below. As it matures, the majority of the body becomes dark brown while the upper part of the head turns white. During the postnuptial molt the adult's neck turns white. The neck and head are not extended during flight. Brown pelicans are sometimes solitary feeders but may also be found in small flocks as they feed on schools of fish near the surface of the sea. They can be found throughout the West Indies and in the sub-tropic regions of the Americas. They nest in colonies along the coast in low trees and in bushes

THE NATIONAL BIRD

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