FACTS AND INFORMATION
ABOUT SAINT KITTS & NEVIS

- Facts at a Glance
- Economic Summary
- Profile
- Government
- Foreign Trade
- Trade & Investment Incentives
- Financial Services
- Infrastructure
- Business Hours
- 2000 National Holidays
- Tourist Information
- Contacts


FACTS AT A GLANCE
Official Name: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Capital: Basseterre (Saint Kitts), Charlestown (Nevis)
Nationality: Kittitian(s), Nevisian(s)
Official Language: English
Total Population: 44,000
Average Annual Rate of Population Growth: 0.58%
Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II
Head of Government: Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas
Ruling Party: Labor Party
Next Election: 2005
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (EC$)
Exchange Rates: EC$1.00= US$0.37; US$1.00= EC$2.70
Time Zone: EST +1; GMT -4
Phone Codes: Regional Code (869) plus the local number
Phone Code: Country code (465)




ECONOMIC SUMMARY

St. Kitts' economy is based largely on sugar cultivation and tourism, with the latter poised for strong growth in the wake of major recent infrastructure improvements.

Cruise ship arrivals were on the increase in 1998 after two straight years of decline, as the Cruise Ship Pier Complex completed mid-1997 bustled with activity

Stay over visitors fell a slight 0.2% in 1997.

Refurbishment of the terminal and apron at the Robert Llewlyn Bradshaw International Airport was completed in 1998, and tourists have marveled at its world class facilities.

The construction sector posted strong growth again in 1997. Public sector projects included road improvement and maintenance, land reclamation and port development, development of the waterfront at Charlestown, airport expansion, and water supply infrastructure development.

There has been some success on economic diversification, with the development of light manufacturing industries and the expansion of non-sugar agricultural production. St. Kitts and Nevis has the largest electronics assembly industry in the Eastern Caribbean, and has developed a successful apparel assembly industry.

An Informatics sector is being planned, with the Government currently developing the necessary legislation, preparing the labor force, and devising strategies to attract investors.

In August, 1998 a referendum was held in which a 62% majority of Nevisians voted for secession from the federation with St. Kitts; however, a two-thirds majority was required in order to make the split a reality. Secession is provided for in the Constitution (Section 113) and is dependent on a two-thirds majority vote by special referendum.

Note: In September 1998, St. Kitts and Nevis were struck by Hurricane Georges, which reportedly caused damage to most housing and some industrial and agricultural operations. The full extent of damage was not known at press time.

Agriculture
Sugar has been the country's main export crop for well over a century, but increasing production costs and low world market prices have led to greater concentration on agricultural diversification. For the 1996/97 season, sugar production increased to 30,880 tons, the highest figures since the 1980s. Sugar cane production rose from 20,142 tons ' 1996 to 30,181 in 1997.

Production was expected to fall by about 12% in 1998 due to dry weather.

The livestock sub sector, under revitalization, represents the largest area of market potential, and emphasis has been placed on dairy, beef, mutton, pork and poultry production.

In the fishing industry there has been some investment in larger boats and modern equipment. Tremendous opportunities exist for deep sea fishing and fish processing operations, as local demand far exceeds the current supply.

The St. Kitts and Nevis Development Bank's Farm Improvement Credit Program provides credit to the farming and fishing community for new capital investment .

Financial Services
New banking legislation has been designed to allow companies to set up shop easily, but with sufficient controls to guard against money laundering. Most banks maintain full international departments, offering U.S. dollar-denominated accounts with attractive interest rates.

The offshore business sector continues to expand, both on St. Kitts and Nevis. During 1997, the Government announced plans to promote banking and offshore incorporation even more aggressively, with packaged legislation providing for a wider range of international business and positioning the federation competitively.

Tourism
The total number of visitors to St. Kitts and Nevis showed a minimal decline of less than 1 percent in 1997, Cruise ship arrivals were very strong by the second quarter of 1998 and appeared headed for a substantial increase by year's end. Stay over arrivals were also up and bookings were strong for the rest of 1998, with increases over 1997 levels expected.

Ongoing tourist and infrastructure developments continue to help boost the industry.

In mid 1997, work was completed on the Cruise Ship Pier Complex, part of a massive undertaking including reclamation of approximately 25 acres of land. Located in the center of Basseterre Bay, Port Zante comprises 42 lots of land ranging from 4,200-25,WO square feet. The Port can accommodate two 80,000-ton vessels on its exterior piers and two to 3 smaller vessels with a maximum draft of 20 feet on the interior bulkheads. Development plans include a hotel/casino with adjoining marina. The St. Kitts Urban Development Corporation is encouraging investors and entrepreneurs to set up business in the new complex.

A seaport facility is being developed at Long Point on the south west coast of Nevis. Though oriented to cargo handling, the port will provide a berth for mini cruise ships as well. Completion of the port is expected by mid-1999.

Also under way in Nevis is the re-development of an historic industrial site into a major tourism complex to serve the growing industry.

The Government has passed a bill placing a surcharge on undeveloped land in areas designated for tourism expansion, e.g. Frigate Bay and the Southeast Peninsula. This amendment to the Land and House Tax Act is intended to encourage tourism development.

According to the government, there are indications that construction will begin on a luxury resort on St. Kitts' Southeast peninsula by year end 1998.

Economic Outlook
Ongoing and new projects in both the public and private sectors have resulted in strong activity in the construction industry throughout 1997, with projections for continued expansion in the sector. Continued economic growth of above 5% will depend, also, on a turnaround in performance within the tourist industry and expansion in both agricultural and manufacturing production.

Improvements in the stock of agricultural machinery, combined with the increase in acreage currently under cultivation and improved cultivation methods, should result in a higher volume of sugar cane output. The St. Kitts Sugar Manufacturing Corporation has purchased new vehicles and repaired railway lines.

Livestock production is projected to double by the year 2000, as part of the Government's strategic plan for non-sugar agricultural development.

The expected growth in imports associated with construction sector activity should result in a growth in the trade deficit, although this could be offset somewhat by increased inflows related to an expansion in the tourism industry.

As a means of spurring investment and maintaining economic growth, the Government continues to promote the island's productive labor force, superior infrastructure and generous incentives. Legislation permitting foreign exchange purchases, to a prescribed amount, without prior approval from the Ministry of Finance has been designed to promote trade and foreign investment.

The current momentum towards economic growth is expected to continue under the Government's fiscal policy, including attention to debt contraction and improvement of public sector operations.




PROFILE

Geography:
Location: The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is a part of the Leeward Islands group lying about 200 miles southeast of Puerto Rico and to the north of the Windward group.

Area: A total of 269 sq. km. (104 sq, mi.). Separated by a two mile stretch of water, St. Kitts is 176 sq. km. (68 sq. mi.) and Nevis is 93 sq. km. (36 sq. mi.).

Topography: St. Kitts has sheltered beaches and forested volcanic mountain slopes with many streams; Nevis, also of volcanic origin, rises gently from the white sand beaches to the Nevis peak located centrally.

Climate: Tropical, tempered by ocean breezes; the weather is dry from December to April; mean temperature of 26' C (74' F).

Population: 1996
Total Population: 40,000.
Average Annual Rate of Growth: 1%.
Reproductive Rate: 24 per I,W0.
Population Density: 163.5 per sq. km.
(423.0 per sq. mi.).
Adult Literacy: 95%.
Ethnic Divisions: Mainly of African descent.

Education:
Free and compulsory between ages of 5 and 16. There are 68 schools, with total enrollment of 21,946. The St. Kitts Technical College meets the technical education needs of the labor force, and is now a division of the College of Further Education,

History:
Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, St. Kitts and Nevis was the first of the British West Indies to be settled by Europeans (1623). In 1816 St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, and the Virgin Islands formed a single British colony. At various points in their history they were distinct units; during 1958-1961 they were a part of the West Indies Federation. In 1966, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla joined with others in a State of Association with Great Britain with complete internal self-government, but with the United Kingdom retaining responsibility for external defense and foreign relations. There is a history of internal strains in the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Federation.

In 1967, the Anguillans dismissed the St. Kitts Police and set up their own council in order to lessen domination by the St. Kitts administration. British troops landed in 1969 and put Anguilla directly under British control. Anguilla once again became a colony in 1971.

In February 1976, Anguilla was granted a constitution under which it remained technically a part of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla as an associated state but operated as a separate state with regard to internal affairs.

The association of St. Kitts and Nevis with Anguilla ended in December 1980, with Anguilla reverting to the status of a dependent British territory. In September 1983, St. Kitts and Nevis became an independent nation.




GOVERNMENT

The 1983 Constitution provides St. Kitts and Nevis with a Parliament headed officially by Queen Elizabeth II, who is represented there by a governor-general. Of the 14-member House of Assembly, II members are elected from single member constituencies on the basis of universal suffrage and three are nominated to the House (two on the advice of the prime minister and one on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition).

The prime minister, as leader of the majority party in the House, leads a cabinet of four other ministers and an attorney general. The Constitution allows for Nevis to have its own legislature, premier, deputy governor general, and cabinet members, as well as a guaranteed central government representation.

The legal system in the islands is based on English common law. They are served by a Regional Supreme Court of judicature, established for the Associated States, composed of a High Court of justice and a Court of Appeal.

Elections: Last general election, July 2000: St. Kitts-Nevis Labor Party (Workers League), 8 seats; Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), 2 seats; People's Action Movement (PAM), 0 seat; Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), I seat. The next general election is due by March 2005.

Nevis Island Assembly Elections were held in February, 1997 with the Concerned Citizen Movement retaining 3 of the five seats and the Nevis Reformation Party holding the remainder

Government Leaders 1997

Governor General: H.E. Sir Cuthbert Montraville Sebastian. Government House, Basseterre, Tel: (869) 465-2315.

Government of St. Kitts and Nevis

Prime Minister, Minister of National Security, Finance Planning and information: The Hon. Dr Denzil Douglas, Office of the Prime Minister Government Headquarters, PO Box 186, Church St., Basseterre; Tel: (869) 465-2521; Fax: (869) 465-5202.

Ministry of Finance: Church St., Basseterre, Tel: (869) 465-2521.

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and CARICOM Affairs: Hon. Sam Condor. Ministry of Trade & Industry: Government Headquarters, P.O. Box 186, Church Street, Basseterre, Tel: (869) 465-2521 4106; Fax: (869) 465-1778.

Minister of Communications, Works and Public Utilities: Hon. Cedric Liburd. Government Headquarters, P.O, Box 186, Church Street, Basseterre. Tel: (869) 465-2521; Fax: (869) 465-0604.

Minister of Education, Labur and Social Security: Hon. Rupert Herbert. P.O.Box 333, Cayon St., P.O. Box 333, Basseterre. Tel: (869) 465-2521; Fax@ (869) 465-960&

Minister of Health and Women's Affairs: Hon. Dr. Earl Asim Martin. Church Street, Basseterre. Tel: (869) 465-2521; Fax: (869) 465-1316.

Minister of Lands, Housing and Agriculture: Hon, Timothy Harris, Church St., Basseterre; Tel: (869) 465-2521; Fax: (869) 456-5202.

Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Environment: Hon. GA. Dwyer Astaphan, Pelican Mail, Box 132, Bay Road, Basseterre, Tel: (869) 465-4040; Fax: (869) 465-8794.

Attorney General: Hon. Delano Bart.

Government of the Nevis island Administration

Premier, Minister of Finance, Economic Development, Education, Physical Planning and Environment, Trade and Industry: Hon. Vance W. Amory.

Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and Cooperatives, Communications, Public Utilities and Post, Tourism, Works: Hon. Malcolm E. Guishard.

Minister of Health, Culture, Women and Community Affairs, Youth and Sports: Hon. jean C. Nisbett-Harris.

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and Cooperatives: Hon . Joseph L. Herbem

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Labor: Hon. Colin DA. Tyrell.

Special Adviser in the Office of the Premier: Mr. Oban Lawrence.

Special Adviser: Mr. Everette Sargeant.

Junior Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Housing, Cooperatives and Public Works: Hon. Joseph L. Herbert

Junior Minister of Trade, Industry, Labor, Culture and Sports: Hon. Colin Tyrell

Nevis Island Administration Offices are located at the Premier's Ministry, Cotton House, Market Street, Charlestown, Nevis; Tel: (869) 469-5521; Fax, (869) 469-5485.

Main Political Parties:
Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM): An alliance of four political parties; led by Vance Amory.
Nevis Reformation " (NRP): Founded in 1970; campaigns for secession from St. Kitts; led by Joseph Parry.
People's Action Movement (PAM): Founded The St. Kitts and Nevis Labor Party:
Founded in 1932; led by Prime Minister, the
Hon. Denzil Douglas. (Ruling Party)
United People's Party: Led by Michael Powell.




FOREIGN TRADE

Principal Exports
Sugar, beer, lobster, electrical equipment, margarine.

Potential Growth Exports
Electrical appliances and other electronic items, instrumentation, plastics, jewelry, apparel and footwear, sporting goods.

Principal Imports
Food, manufactured goods, machinery and transportation equipment, mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials.

Major Trading Partners
Exports: UX, U.S., CARICOM.
Imports: U.K., U.S., Japan, CARICOM.




TRADE & INVESTMENT INCENTIVES

Trade Agreements
St. Kitts and Nevis is a beneficiary of the Caribbean Basin Initiative, CARIBCAN, and Lom@ agreements qualifying it for trade concessions with the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Also a member of GATT and WTO.

Industrial Sites
There are four fully developed industrial sites where production facilities can be constructed to specification and leased at nominal rates. Projections are that factory space will increase annually by 15,000 sq. ft. in St. Kitts and 5,000 sq. ft. in Nevis. The sites are managed and serviced on behalf of the Government by the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Bourkes Industrial Estate, Sandy Point
CA. Southwell Industrial Park, Ponds Section
CA. Southwell Ind. Park, Bird Rock Section
Prospect Industrial Park, Nevis

Contact: Manager, Industrial Parks, Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis, P.O. Box 249, Church Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts. Tel: (869) 465-2288; Fax: (869) 465-4016.

investment incentives
Under the Fiscal Incentives Act, generous incentives are available:

  1. Tax holiday of up to 15 years
  2. Additional tax rebates of up to five years
  3. Exemption from custom duties on material and equipment deemed necessary to establish update an enterprise
  4. Repatriation of profits, dividends, royalties, and imported capital by arrangement with the Ministry of Finance;
  5. Protection of investment through government agreement between St. Kitts and Nevis and the U.S.- and
  6. No personal income tax

Agro-Based Industries: The Government of St@ Kitts and Nevis is promoting investment in a diverse selection of agro-based industries, including:
* Rum Distilling and Utilization of Sugar Industry By-Products,-
* Beef and Dairy;
* Confectionery Manufacture;
* Fruit and Vegetable Preservation & Processing;
* Fruit and Vegetable Production for Export;
* Small Ruminant Production-
* Aquaculture and Mariculture
* Deep Sea Fishing and Fish Processing

Hotel Aids Ordinance: The Hotel Aids Ordinance provides duty-free concessions (relief from customs duties and pier dues) on items for use in the construction, extension and equipping of a hotel of not less than I bedrooms.
Income Tax Ordinance provides special tax relief benefits for a hotel proprietors granted licenses under the Hotel Aids Ordinance:

  • The gains or profits of a hotel of more than 30 bed . rooms are exempt from income tax for a ; period of 10 years, for hotels with less than 3 bedrooms, the gains and profits are exempt from income tax for a period of 5 years.

Import Duty Exemption: Companies which qualify for tax holidays are allowed to import into St. Kitts and Nevis duty-free all equipment, machinery, spare parts and row materials used in production.

Taxation
Corporate Income Tax: The Corporate Income Tax has been reduced from 40% to 38%. A further reduction to 35% is planned over the next 2 years. Many businesses may qualify for development and tax concessions under the fiscal incentives act.

Capital Gains Tax: There is no capital gains tax.
Land Tax: The following is the land tax schedule for St. Kitts and Nevis (showing the tax rate as US Dollars per acre):

  • All cultivated land on the island of St. Kitts $1.48.
  • All uncultivated land on the island of St. Kitts $0.37
  • All cultivated or uncultivated land on the island of Nevis 40.37
House Tax: The tax is equivalent to 5% of the annual gross rental value for residences on St. Kitts or Nevis.

Nevis Offshore Business Nevis offers a wide range of offshore business attractions, and its financial services sector has flourished, firmly anchored on the island's stability, financial integrity, well-planned modern legislation and the implementation of protective regulations, Relevant legislation includes the Nevis Limited Liability Company (LLQ Ordinance (1995), the Nevis International Exempt Trust Ordinance (1-994), and the Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance (1984). For detailed information on the offshore financial sector in Nevis, contact: The Register, Offshore Companies, Springate Building, Government Road, Charlestown, Nevis, W.I. Tel: (869) 469-1469; Fax: (869) 469-1081

Wage Rates: There are minimum wage laws covering domestic servants and employees in stores only. The following are average wage rates in some industries:

  • Garments
    Trained US$3.75 per hour
    Trainee US$3.25 per hour
  • Electronics
    Trained US$4.37 per hour
    Trainee US$3.37 per hour


FINANCIAL SERVICES

Central Bank: Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)- PC,. Box 89, Basseterre; Tel: (869) 465-2537; Fax: (869) 465-1051.

Banks
Basseterre
Bank of Nova Scotia
Barclays Bank
Development Bank of St. Kitts-Nevis Royal Bank of Canada
St. Kitts-Nevis Anguilla National Bank Ltd.

Charlestown
Bank of Nevis
Bank of Nova Scotia
Barclays Bank
Development Bank of St. Kitts-Nevis Caribbean Banking Corporation
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank




INFRASTRUCTURE

Transportation
Railroads: 57 km, (35.4 mi.) narrow gauge on St, Kitts used solely for sugar cane.

Highways: 300 km. (186 mi.) total; 126.4 km. (78.5 mi.) paved-, 125 km. (77.6 mi.) unpaved. 50 km. (31 mi.) unimproved earth.

During 1997 the Government embarked on a major road construction and rehabilitation program. The program was expected to be completed during 1998.

Air Service
Airports:
St. Kitts: The Robert Liewelyn Bradshaw International Airport is located about two miles from Basseterre.

Nevis: The Newcastle Airport is located about 6 miles from Charlestown.

Airlines: To Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw: American Eagle, BWIA, Crusin Air, LIAT, Winair
To Newcastle: Air St. Kitts/Nevis, Carib Aviation, Coastal Air, LINI' and WINAIR. International access to Nevis' Newcastle Airport can be made through St. Kitts, Antigua and St. Maarten.

Flight Times: Miami-3.5 hours-, New York-4.5 hours; San Juan-1 hour.

Air Cargo:
Ainerijet Service, Tel: (869) 465-8861.
American Airlines, Tel. (869) 465-8490.
BWIA, Tel: (869) 465-8444.
Evelyn's Travel, Tel: (869) 469-9333. (To Nevis)

Ports: There is a deep water port at Basseterre (St. Kitts). Charlestown (Nevis) has a 368 ft. by 26.25 ft, pier with a draft of 15 feet at the head.

As part of the town expansion project under way in St. Kitts, a deep water cruise ship facility has been constructed in the heart of Basseterre, capable of accommodating the largest megaships.

Work is under way on the development of a port facility at Long Point (Nevis), to handle cargo and provide berthin for mini cruise ships.

0main Shipping Lines:
To St. Kitts: CGM-Interline, Tropical Shipping.

To Nevis: Bernuth and Tropical Shipping. Other cargo for Nevis is transhipped mainly in St. Kitts and Miami.

COMMUNICATIONS
Newspapers
There are four newspapers, The Leeward Times, The Democrat and The Observer are published weekly, and the Labor Spokesman is published bi-weekly.

Radio & Television
There are 3 AM radio stations, and 2 TV stations. Cable TV is available.

TELCOMMUNICATIONS
Cable & Wireless (St. Kitts-Nevis) Ltd. is a joint venture between Cable & Wireless and the St, Kitts-Nevis Government.

Cable & Wireless (St. Kitts-Nevis) Ltd. provides all domestic and international telecommunications services to the islands, with digitalization using fiber optic cables, In 1997, approximately I6,(X)0 telephone lines were in service. Internet services are provided as well, with 700 registered customers, Attractive lease circuit rates are available on request.

Services offered include Direct Dialing, Leased
Circuits, Internet, CLASS Services and Voice Mail. ISDN is available on request.

Cable and Wireless Caribbean Cellular (St, Kitts) Ltd. provides cellular phone service.

Visitors can pre-register by calling 1 (800) 2628366 from the USA, 1 (800) 567-8366 from Canada, or 1 (869) 465 3003 from elsewhere., or they can dial "O & SND` from their AMPS-compatible cell phone and register with an Operator upon arrival in St. Kits and Nevis,

Cable and Wireless Caribbean Cellular (St. Kitts) Ltd. works on the "A' cellular system.

International Dialing Instructions: To call St. Kitts and Nevis, dial the access code (I from the US), plus the area code (869), plus the city codes (Basseterre 465/466; Charlestown 469), then the 4-digit local number.

Cable & Wireless (St. Kitts-Nevis) Ltd.: P.O. Box 86, Basseterre, St. Kitts. Tel: (869) 465-1000; Fax: (80) 465-1106.

Cable and Wireless Caribbean Cellular (St. Kitts) Ltd.: P.O. Box 437, Victoria Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts. Tel: (869) 465 3003; Fax: (869) 465 3033,

Electricity
Electricity is supplied at 230 volts, 60 cycles. Charges are as follows-, Services Energy Charge Demand Charge
Domestic 18 cents per unit; minimum total of
US$2.22(unit is equivalent to one KWH)
1.8 cents per unit-first 50 units
II. I cents per unit-next 75 units; 10.3 cents per
unit-all units exceeding 125 US$2.22-first 15 Amps of fuse rating or part thereof of fuse protecting service;
US$ I A8-next 15 Amps;
US$1.85-additional fuse rating exceeding 30 Amps of fuse protecting service Industrial & Commercial
12.5 cents per unit-first 50 KWH/KVA;
1.8 cents per unit-next 75 KWH/KVA;
11.1 cents per unit-next 125 KWH/KVA;
9.6 cents-all units exceeding 250 KWH/KVA US$4.07 per KVA-every KVA of demand or part there of.

Contacts: The Electricity Department. Tel: 869 465 2000 (St. Kitts); Tel: 869 469 5521 (Nevis).




BUSINESS HOURS
Commercial: 8:00 a.m. 4:00/4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Government: 8:00 a.m. 4:00/4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.




2000 NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
New Year's Day - January 1
Carnival Day - January 2
Good Friday - April 2
Easter Monday - April 5
Labor Day - May 3
Whit Monday - May 23
August Monday - August 2
Independence Day - Sept. 19
Christmas Day - Dec. 25
bpoxing Day - Dec. 26




TOURIST INFORMATION
Total Number of Visitors (1997): 191,035 (including 102,738 cruise ship passengers0.
Total Tourist Expenditures (1996): US $65.8 Million.
Average Tourist Dollar Spent: U.S. $397.
Primary Countries of Origin: U.S., Other Caribbean, Canada, U.K.
Total Number of Hotel Rooms(1998): 1,759 Visa/Entry Requirements: Passports are not required by citizens of Canada and the United States, subject to proof of identity, maximum length of stay of 6 months and assured onward passage. Visas are not required by citizens of the United Kingdom, Commonwealth countries, the United States, Canada, Western Europe and certain other countries.


CONTACTS

In St. Kitts

Ministry of Trade a-ad Industry: Church Street, P.O. Box 186, Basseterre.
Tel: (869) 4652521/4106; Fax: (869) 465-1778.

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Environment: Pelican Mall, P.O. Box 132, Basseterre.
Tel: (869)4654040;
Fax: (869)465-8794.

St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry &
Commerce:
P.O. Box 332, Basseterre.
Tel: (869) 465-2980; Fax: (869) 465-4490;
E-mail: Sknchamber@caribsurf.com

St. Kitts-Nevis Hotel Association:
P.O. Box 438, Basseterre, Tel: (869) 465-5304; Fax: (869) 465-7746.

St. Kitts-Nevis Manufacturers' Association: P.O. Box 392, Basseterre. Tel: (869) 465-6626

St. Kitts Urban Development Corp. Ltd.: P.O. Box 838, Basseterre.
Tel: (869) 466-5021; Fax: (869)'466-5020.
(e-mail: udccorp@caribsurf.com)

In Nevis

Industrial Development Unit: The Cotton House, Mar Street, C a estown. Tel: (869) 469-5521; Fax: (869) 469-5485.

In Canada

High Commission for the Eastern Caribbean States: 112 Kent Street, Suite 1610,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada KIP 5P1
Tel: (613) 236-8952; Fax: (613) 436-3402.

St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Office:
365 Bay St., Suite 806, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 2ZI

In The U.K.

OECS High Commission 10 Kensington Court, London, W85DL, England. TeI4 (441 71) 937 5514.

In The U.S.

Eastern Caribbean Investment Promotion
Service (ECIPS):
3216 New Mexico Avenue,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016@
Tel: (202) 363-0229; Fax: (202) 363-4328.
e-mail: ecipsdcl@aol.com

Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis: Minister Counselor, 414 East 75th Street, New York, N.Y.
1002L Tel: (212) 535-1234-1 Fax: (212) 734-651 I.

Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis: OECS
Building, 3216 New Mexico Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20016. Tel: (202) 686-2636;
Fax: (202) 686-5740.

U.S. Department of Commerce:
Andean/Caribbean Division, Room 3035,
Washington, DC 2023Q Tel: (202) 482-1658;
Fax: (202) 482-0464