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of the Prime Minister, and one on the advice of the leader of the opposition. Unlike in other countries, senators do not constitute a separate Senate or upper house of parliament, but sit in the National Assembly, alongside representatives. All members serve five-year terms. The Prime Minister and the Cabinet are responsible to the Parliament. Saint Kitts and Nevis is a full and participating member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) (Caribbean Community) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Administrative divisions WikiPedia:Saint Kitts and Nevis Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Kitts and Nevis Commons:Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis
to smaller nations including Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Montserrat, Dominica, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Guyana, which though located on the South American mainland, has close cultural ties to the Caribbean, and was historically considered to be part of the British West Indies, and Belize (formerly British Honduras), in Central America, which culturally is more akin to the Caribbean than to Latin America, due to its colonial and still-extant economic ties to the UK. No EU member state has embassy in the countries of Bahamas, Bhutan (Denmark Liaison office), Dominica, Grenada, Kiribati, Liberia (EU delegation), Liechtenstein, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa (EU office), Somalia, Swaziland (EU office), Tonga, Tuvalu, the sovereign entity Sovereign Military Order of Malta and the partially recognised countries (List of states with limited recognition) Sahrawi Republic and Taiwan (Republic of China) (17 non-diplomatic offices). The European Commission also has no delegations or offices to most of them (exceptions mentioned in brackets). '''Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport''' WikiPedia:Saint Kitts and Nevis Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Kitts and Nevis Commons:Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis
million in damages and limited GDP (Gross domestic product) growth for the year. Early years Browning was born in Camberwell - a district now forming part of the borough of Southwark in South London, England - the only son of Sarah Anna (née Wiedemann) and Robert Browning. Browning, Robert. Ed. Karlin, Daniel (2004) ''Selected Poems'' Penguin p9 http: www.bookrags.com biography robert-browning-dlb2 His father
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
Jamaica in 1655. French pirates established themselves in Saint-Domingue in 1625, were expelled only to return later and the Dutch seized Curaçao in 1634. In 1739, British Admiral Edward Vernon raided Portobello, but in 1741 his massive campaign against Cartagena de Indias (Battle of Cartagena de Indias) ended in defeat with heavy losses of men and ships. Temporary British seizures of Havana and Manila (1762-4), during the Seven Years' War, were dealt with by using more, smaller fleets visiting a greater variety of ports. thumb left Galleons and shipyards over the river Guadalquivir (File:Sevilla XVI cent.jpg) in 16th century Seville: detail from a townscape by Alonso Sánchez Coello '''Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw''' (16 September 1916 – 23 May 1978) was the first Premier of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean, and previously served as Chief Minister, legislator, and labour activist. Bradshaw is credited with leading Saint Kitts and Nevis to independence. - '''22''' 166 125 WikiPedia:Saint Kitts and Nevis Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Kitts and Nevis Commons:Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis
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jurisdictions: *The Commonwealth realms of Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Tuvalu. *The New Zealand associated states of Cook Islands and Niue. * '''Commonwealth realms'''. The sixteen Commonwealth realms (Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, the People's Republic of China, Colombia
and the Grenadines ) * Euro ('' Saint Martin, Saint Barthélemy, Guadeloupe, Martinique '') "'''O Land of Beauty!'''" is the national anthem of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis (Saint Kitts and Nevis). Written and Composed by Kenrick Georges, it became officially adopted as the national anthem of the newly independent nation in 1983, when the federation received its independence from Great Britain (United Kingdom). WikiPedia:Saint Kitts and Nevis Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Kitts and Nevis Commons:Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis
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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."