Achievements

  • The construction industry is one of the most effective means of stimulating an economy. Home building requires the services of plumbers, electricians, masons, carpenters, roofers and so many other persons in the building trades.
  • St Kitts & Nevis is now considered a high income nation
  • We are one of the only countries in the Eastern Caribbean to have cut debt and show a budget surplus
  • We are the number one exporter of manufactured products to the USA in the Eastern Caribbean
  • Our vocational training programme ensures that we are equipped to seize the employment opportunities being created by the range of investments that have been attracted to our nation
  • St Kitts-Nevis produced a higher rate of growth in 2013 (3.8%) than not only our neighbours, but highly developed nations as well; USA 1.9% growth; the Eurozone nations produced no growth at all
  • The Government is dedicated to creating real and expanded opportunities for all
  • We have third highest income per person within the Caricom nations Our priority has always been the expansion of employment and business opportunities for our community
  • The 55 nations of the Commonwealth officially requested that St Kitts-Nevis lead the Commonwealth’s 2013 international negotiations regarding the financial interests of small states
  • St. Kitts and Nevis has the highest minimum wage in the OECS We have attracted more direct foreign investment than any other Eastern Caribbean nation EDUCATION
  • Our nation is ranked 61 out of 194 countries with regards for literacy – higher than countries such as Portugal, Spain, China and most of South America, Africa and much of the Caribbean
  • Over 100,000 airplane passengers brought to St Kitts & Nevis in 2013 – an increase of 32%
  • St Kitts & Nevis ranked third amongst the best islands in the world
  • Over 800,000 cruise ship passengers expected in 2014
  • Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park named as one of ten great places to explore
  • Flights into Robert L Bradshaw International airport increased by nearly 9% in June this year compared to the previous year
  • Our nation is ranked 61 out of 194 countries with regards for literacy – higher than countries such as Portugal, Spain, China and most of South America, Africa and much of the Caribbean
  • We have worked very hard to provide more than $100 million in the form of student loans to the Federation’s young people.
  • We are helping the young people of today, so they can stretch, dream and grow – without limitation.
  • We have negotiated scholarships with universities in the United States, Cuba, India, Taiwan, Morocco – all across the globe in order for young people to expand their horizons and have a deeper understanding of the complexities of this world.
  • The St.Kitts-Nevis early childhood program is the model for the OECS and the region. Over 1000 pre-schoolers are served annually by the program
  • WiFi networks installed in all schools enabling students to access the internet outside of the classroom
  • EduNet provides secondary school students with a high speed network for the purpose of communication, collaboration, learning and research
  • A laptop provided for every child and teacher in secondary school 98% adult literacy rate achieved in St Kitts & Nevis
  • All pregnant women assured of at least one official health visit and a skilled attendant at the birth of their child
  • 98% of children immunised against life-threatening diseases
  • Free healthcare provided to the young, the elderly and for those with chronic diseases
  • National health insurance scheme developed
  • In the fishing sub-sector, fish landings increased by 29.8% since 2010
  • Support given to farmers with investments in new farming techniques and technologies
  • 8700 acres of land have been distributed for agricultural purpose