Saint Kitts and Nevis

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the white clouds which usually wreathe the top of Nevis Peak reminded someone of the story of a miraculous snowfall in a hot climate. The island of Nevis, upon first British settlement, was referred to as "Dulcina," a name meaning "sweet one." Its original Spanish name, "Nuestra Señora de las Nieves," was eventually kept however, though it was soon shortened to "Nevis." There is some disagreement over the name which Columbus gave to St. Kitts. For many years

it was thought that he named the island ''San Cristobal'', after his patron saint Saint Christopher, the saint of travelling. However, new studies suggest that Columbus named the island ''Sant Yago'' (Saint James). The name "San Cristobal" was apparently given by Columbus to the island now known as Saba, 20 miles northwest. It seems that "San Cristobal" came to be applied to the island of St. Kitts only as the result of a mapping error. No matter the origin of the name, the island was well documented as "San Cristobal" by the 17th century. The first English colonists kept the English translation of this name, and dubbed it "St. Christopher's Island." In the 17th century, a common nickname for Christopher was Kit, or Kitt. This is why the island was often informally referred to as "Saint Kitt's Island," further shortened to "Saint Kitts." Today, the Constitution refers to the state as both "Saint Kitts and Nevis" and "Saint Christopher and Nevis," but the former is the one most commonly used. History WikiPedia:Saint Kitts and Nevis Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Kitts and Nevis Commons:Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis


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: www.ciu.gov.kn sites ciu.gov.kn files CIU_Regulations.pdf title Saint Christopher & Nevis Citizen by Investment Regulations date accessdate 17 June 2013 and should complete certain legal requirements to qualify for citizenship under the investment programme. There is a minimum investment that has to be made by the applicant, in either an approved real estate or in the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (a public charity), to qualify for the economic citizenship of St. Kitts


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runs from 8AM till 7PM. For times go to around Image:Saint Kitts 02.jpg thumb right 350px Part of Brimstone Hill, a historic fortification on the northwest coast of St. Kitts, built on an ancient volcanic core By train There is a scenic railroad tour that goes through portions of the narrow gauge railroad formerly used for the sugar mill. If more than one large cruise ship visits the island, organized train tours can fill the train. By car Taxis and buses outnumber those needing them in St. Kitts. Be sure to negotiate upfront the costs of the trip, pay special attention if the fare is in US or EC dollars. Temporary drivers licenses are available, as well as several car rentals agencies. There are many popular tour guides in St. Kitts that will give you a tour of the island. One such tour guide is Thenford Grey's Island Tours or Grey's Island Excursions bus Micro buses form the public transportation system on the island. These are much cheaper than taxis and can be flagged down while in route. If they are full the driver will flash their lights and proceed on. Service does not generally extend to Frigate Bay or the Southern Peninsula. That is the domain of taxis. Taxis and Buses use the same format of Micro buses, the difference is that taxis have a yellow license plate and start with the letter T and buses have a green one which starts with the letter H. Bus fare varies but in 2005 was between 1.25 EC and 5 EC depending on length of trip. Talk The language of Saint Kitts and Nevis is '''English'''. However if you have never visited the Caribbean before you may have difficulty understanding the patois, or more correctly the Creole language, spoken by the locals which is based on the English language but to the untrained ear sounds nothing like it. For example "a-come" means coming "a-knock" means knocking. Most notable is the simplification of use of pronouns as in "I and I" which replaces all other pronouns like she he, we my, yours, hers his and ours. The Caribbean patois has its roots not only in African languages (west, central and Nigerian), standard English, Scottish and Spanish but also Perso-Arabic and Sanskrit. Unusually the end result is not just a language but also a philosophical statement which emphasises the group relationship rather than the personal. See Of course, with an area no larger than 261 km2, Saint Kitts and Nevis has a somewhat limited (but not absent!) array of typical sights. It's hardly a set back for visitors to these two small islands though, as they have all the enchanting natural beauty of the Caribbean. Its strategic location made Saint Kitts a colonial hotspot and a focus point of European nations in their struggle for power over the West Indies islands. The colonial settlers rapidly expanded sugar plantations and imported African slaves, thus laying the foundations for the islands' colourful culture. Festivities, crafts and other displays of that culture are among the islands' main tourist attractions now, as are the ruins of the many '''plantations'''. The '''Scenic Railway''', travelling on the tracks of the old sugar train railway, is a great way to see the best of them. However, nothing makes the islands' history as tangible as the impressive and well preserved remains of the '''Brimstone Hill Fortress'''. It's both a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides some stunning views over the surrounding area and even some nearby islands. Only a few ruins and some cannons remain of '''Fort Charles''' on Nevis, the fortifications of '''Charlestown (Charlestown (Saint Kitts and Nevis))'''. '''Basseterre''' is a pleasant place and has a view sights, including '''St. George's Anglican Church''' and '''Indepence Square''', once the site of the slave market. The impressive 1894 '''Old Treasury building''', originally the gateway to Basseterre, is an important historic sight but also houses the '''National Museum''' with expositions on the history, identity and independence of the island. The islands' countryside is lovely, with panoramic views of green hills covered in rain forest as well as beaches and of course the bright blue sea. The main road circling the island will take you to most points of interests, some great beaches and several villages. The hike up '''Mount Liamuiga''', a dormant volcano on St. Kitts and the highest peak of the islands, is particularly popular and worthwhile for the great views from the top. Diving '''Diving sites''' are ample and gorgeous, serving both beginning and experienced divers. Of course there's a broad and colourful range of '''reefs and sea life''' to see, but also '''ship wrecks and caves'''. For beginners, the '''Monkey Shoals''' and '''Friars Bay Reef''' are good and easily reachable sites. '''Sandy Point''' is a National Marine Park for its beautiful coral heads and magnificent sea life. The '''Wreck of River Taw''', '''M.V. Talata Wreck''' and the more recently sunk '''Wreck of the Corinthian''' are popular sites. '''Turtle Bar''' is of course famous for the many turtles that roam the site, but you'll also commonly spot them at '''Frigate Bay Reef'''. For more experienced divers, the strong currents at '''Nags Head''' are a nice challenge, and the broad range of fish at '''Aquarium''' is a good spot. Do * WikiPedia:Saint Kitts and Nevis Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Kitts and Nevis Commons:Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis


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Soccer . He is the first cousin of Manchester City footballer Micah Richards National Heroes Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis takes place on September 16, the birthday of national hero


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Military Funds (FMF) restricted under ASPA were not affected by the 2006 waivers or the ASPA amendment. On October 17, 2006 President Bush signed into law an amendment to ASPA as part of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 removing International Military Education and Training (IMET) restrictions for all nations. On November 22, 2006 President George W. Bush issued ASPA waivers with respect to the Comoros and Saint Kitts and Nevis, followed by a similar waiver with respect to Montenegro on August 31, 2007. '''Osagyefo Lenin Ernesto Burton-Godwin''' (born 25 November 1977 in Birmingham, West Midlands (West Midlands (county))), known commonly as '''Sagi Burton''', is an English (England)-born former Kittitian international (Saint Kitts and Nevis) football (Association football) defender (Defender (association football)). In a fourteen year professional career in English football he made 344 appearances in league and cup competitions. Club career Born of Kittitian (Saint Kitts and Nevis) and Jamaican descent, Burton began his footballing career as a trainee at Bolton Wanderers (Bolton Wanderers F.C.), before switching to Crystal Palace (Crystal Palace F.C.) in 1994. He went on to make his début in the Premier League match at Derby County (Derby County F.C.) on 20 December 1997. He played the full ninety minutes, in what was a goalless draw at Pride Park (Pride Park Stadium). Following Palace's relegation (Promotion and relegation), he played 23 of the club's 46 First Division (Football League First Division) matches in the following season (1998–99 in English football). Despite this, he was still allowed to drop down a division to join Colchester United (Colchester United F.C.) for a nominal fee in May 1999. After making just twelve appearances in league and cup, six months later he was on his way to back into the First Division after signing for Sheffield United (Sheffield United F.C.) on a free transfer. This spell would prove to be even briefer, and in January 2000 he joined Brian Horton's Port Vale (Port Vale F.C.), also of the First Division, again on a free transfer. He made 22 appearances for the Staffordshire club in 1999–2000 (1999–2000 Port Vale F.C. season), and found himself on the scoresheet in home draws with Charlton Athletic (Charlton Athletic F.C.) and Barnsley (Barnsley F.C.). He established himself as "a powerful presence" and "impressive in the air". WikiPedia:Saint Kitts and Nevis Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Kitts and Nevis Commons:Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis


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on the island of Saint Kitts with service outside to the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. The other airport, Vance W. Amory International Airport, is on the island of Nevis and has flights to other parts of the Caribbean. Culture WikiPedia:Saint Kitts and Nevis Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Kitts and Nevis Commons:Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis


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to the island's many freshwater springs and hot volcanic springs. WikiPedia:Saint Kitts and Nevis Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Kitts and Nevis Commons:Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis


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of Saint Kitts and Nevis Monarch of Saint Kitts and Nevis , currently Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth II). The appointed Governor-General resides in Government House, Saint Lucia, which serves as the official residence ---- 976 2 4 × 61, decagonal number, also ISBN Group Identifier for books published in Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts


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on the island of Saint Kitts with service outside to the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. The other airport, Vance W. Amory International Airport, is on the island of Nevis and has flights to other parts of the Caribbean. Culture thumb The Mongoose Play (Image:MongoosePlay.jpg), a popular production of folk theatre and music Saint Kitts and Nevis is known

fortifications in the Americas. '''Saint Kitts and Nevis''' competed at the '''2004 Summer Olympics''' in Athens, Greece. '''Caleb Azariah Paul Southwell''' (18 July 1913 - 18 May 1979) was the second Premier and first Chief Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. He also worked as a teacher, police officer, and trade unionist. thumb right 300px The Mongoose Play (Image:MongoosePlay.jpg), a popular production of folk theatre and music


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by a similar waiver with respect to Montenegro on August 31, 2007. '''Osagyefo Lenin Ernesto Burton-Godwin''' (born 25 November 1977 in Birmingham, West Midlands (West Midlands (county))), known commonly as '''Sagi Burton''', is an English (England)-born former Kittitian international (Saint Kitts and Nevis) football (Association football) defender (Defender (association football)). In a fourteen year professional career in English football he made 344 appearances in league and cup competitions. Club career Born of Kittitian (Saint Kitts and Nevis) and Jamaican descent, Burton began his footballing career as a trainee at Bolton Wanderers (Bolton Wanderers F.C.), before switching to Crystal Palace (Crystal Palace F.C.) in 1994. He went on to make his début in the Premier League match at Derby County (Derby County F.C.) on 20 December 1997. He played the full ninety minutes, in what was a goalless draw at Pride Park (Pride Park Stadium). Following Palace's relegation (Promotion and relegation), he played 23 of the club's 46 First Division (Football League First Division) matches in the following season (1998–99 in English football). Despite this, he was still allowed to drop down a division to join Colchester United (Colchester United F.C.) for a nominal fee in May 1999. After making just twelve appearances in league and cup, six months later he was on his way to back into the First Division after signing for Sheffield United (Sheffield United F.C.) on a free transfer. This spell would prove to be even briefer, and in January 2000 he joined Brian Horton's Port Vale (Port Vale F.C.), also of the First Division, again on a free transfer. He made 22 appearances for the Staffordshire club in 1999–2000 (1999–2000 Port Vale F.C. season), and found himself on the scoresheet in home draws with Charlton Athletic (Charlton Athletic F.C.) and Barnsley (Barnsley F.C.). He established himself as "a powerful presence" and "impressive in the air". WikiPedia:Saint Kitts and Nevis Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Kitts and Nevis Commons:Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis

The '''Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis''' ( ; also known as the '''Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis'''), Both the names Saint Christopher and Saint Kitts are given in the Constitution of Saint Christopher and Nevis. located in the Leeward Islands, is a federal two-island country in the West Indies. It is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, in both area (List of countries by area) and population (List of countries by population). The country is a Commonwealth realm, with Elizabeth II as its head of state.

The capital city and headquarters of government for the federated state is Basseterre on the larger island of Saint Kitts. The smaller island of Nevis lies about 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Saint Kitts, across a shallow channel called "The Narrows."

Historically, the British dependency of Anguilla was also a part of this union, which was then known collectively as Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla. Saint Kitts and Nevis are considered to be geographically part of the Leeward Islands. To the north-northwest lie the islands of Sint Eustatius, Saba (the Netherlands), Saint Barthélemy, Saint-Martin Sint Maarten (Saint Martin) and Anguilla. To the east and northeast are Antigua and Barbuda, and to the southeast is the small uninhabited island of Redonda, and the island of Montserrat, which currently has an active volcano (see Soufrière Hills).

Saint Kitts and Nevis were among the first islands in the Caribbean to be settled by Europeans. Saint Kitts was home to the first British and French colonies in the Caribbean, and thus has also been titled "The Mother Colony of the West Indies."

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