homePart of the Leeward Islands, a group of islands in
the North Lesser Antilles of the West Indies extending from Puerto
Rico SE to Martinique. The former British colony in the E West
Indies consisted of Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla,
Montserrat, and the British Virgin Islands.
(WUD, 1994, p.817)
1958-1962 The West Indies Federation was comprised
of British territorial islands in the West Indies that included
Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, along with the Windward and
Leeward Island colonies.
(WUD, 1994, p.1623)
1967 In Anguilla locals burned
down Government House and declared their independence from St. Kitts
& Nevis. Britain sent 300 troops followed by police to quell the
(Econ, 5/26/07, p.38)
1967-1981 The West Indies Associated States
comprised the group of territorial islands in the West Indies in
association with the United Kingdom. The original members included
Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, St.
Vincent, and adjacent islands. All the member islands became
independent except Anguilla.
(WUD, 1994, p.1623)
1983 Sep 19, St. Kitts and
Nevis became a single nation, but Nevis retained the right to
secede. St Kitts and Nevis declared independence from UK.
1984 The island of St. Kitts
established a Citizenship-by-Investment Program.
1997 Jun 18, It was reported
that Japan was paying 5 Caribbean nations extensive aid and
investment in order to gain support to block protections for
endangered species. Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent, St.
Lucia and Dominica were all reported to have been bribed.
(SFC, 6/18/97, p.A8)
1998 Sep 15-Oct 1, Hurricane
Georges caused 602 deaths in the Caribbean and four in the United
States. The storm hit the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto
Rico, Antigua, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla and British
and U.S. Virgin Islands before striking Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana, and Florida.
2005 Jul, St. Kitts closed its
state-owned sugar company after annual losses had reached 3% of GDP.
(Econ, 9/24/05, p.45)
2005 Sep 6, Nine countries:
Antigua, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Dominica, Suriname, St. Kitts, St.
Vincent and the Dominican Republic, signed oil deals with Venezuela
in Jamaica. Cuba and Jamaica had previously signed. Chavez urged
Caribbean governments to consider Cuba-style socialism as an
alternative to capitalism.
2006 Jun 16, The Intíl. Whaling
Commission met in St. Kitts.
(Econ, 6/17/06, p.15)
2007 Mar 14, Cricketís World
Cup began with the 1st match between Australia and Sctland on St.
Kitts in the Caribbean. The ICC Cricket World Cup was hosted by the
West Indies from March 13 to April 28, 2007.
2008 Dec 19, Sri Lankan fighter
jets and attack helicopters bombed rebel bunkers and a flotilla of
boats in the northern war zone Friday as government troops breached
another section of the Tamil Tigers defense fortifications.
2008 The population of St Kitts
stood at about 40,000.
(Econ, 2/2/08, p.46)
2010 Jan 26, The ruling party
of St. Kitts and Nevis seized a fourth consecutive term in early
elections. PM Denzil Douglas' Labor Party claimed six of eight
parliamentary seats allotted to St. Kitts.
2013 Jun 5, It was reported
that a Dubai real estate company has started construction on a new
Hyatt resort on St. Kitts. Investors putting up $400,000 in the
project would be eligible for island citizenship.
(SFC, 6/5/13, p.A2)