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Hermitage Plantation Inn

Three of USA Today’s “Top 10 historic hotels in the Caribbean” are in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

They are Ottley’s Plantation on St. Kitts and The Hermitage Plantation Inn and the Montpelier Plantation Inn on Nevis.

The others are in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Cuba.
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St. Kitts and Nevis continues to be the leading exporter of goods and services to the United States than all the Eastern Caribbean nations in 2013.

According to foreign trade statistics issued by the US Census Bureau, the twin-island federation also leads the Eastern Caribbean nations in exports to the United States for the first three months of this year, 2014.

Figures reveal that exports from St. Kitts and Nevis to the United States for 2013 were valued at US$54.5 million or EC$147.1 million, while the combined exports of St. Lucia, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat, Anguilla amounted to US$54.3 million or EC$146.6 million.

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Kajola Kristada (Courtesy - www.stkittsweb.com)

Basseterre, St. Kitts. March 14, 2014 (SKNIS) The Ministry of Consumer Affairs ‘sprung a surprise’ on a member of the corporate world recently (Wednesday 12) as part of its 2014 Consumer Week celebrations.

Light industry manufacturer Kajola Kristada was the proud recipient of the first ever Ministry of Consumer Affairs Corporate Citizenship Award this week when officials from the ministry popped in with cameras and balloons to bring good tidings to the C. A. Paul Southwell Industrial Park-based industry.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Charleton Edwards remarked that it was important to show the ministry’s gratitude for Kajola Kristada’s support to fostering a strong partnership between the public and private sectors.
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Royal St. Kitts Golf Club

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY 22ND 2014 (CUOPM) – With new touism developments under construction in  St. Kitts, the island will soon become a first-class emerging golf destination.

Tony Leodora in his Golf Talk Live Blog in the Montgomery Media Blog Center notes that in recent years, the big word throughout the golf industry worldwide has been “contraction.”
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Ambassador Hazelle_200214

Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 20, 2014 (SKNIS): The St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency (SKIPA) recently re-branded its institution by unavailing a new website, logo, tagline and the first edition of the Golden Book of St. Kitts. At the launch held on (Wednesday February 19), CEO of SKIPA, Ambassador Rosalyn Hazelle stated that “SKIPA was charged with the responsibility to proactively market St. Kitts as an attractive investment location as well as to facilitate investments into the country.” She explained why creating a new logo was necessary. Read more


Construction of the site office for the Park Hyatt St. Kitts is underway.

The first concrete was poured recently and construction of the multi-million resort is to start shortly.

Minister of Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt recently called on nationals to seek employment for the job opportunities that are available when construction of the Park Hyatt St. Kitts starts.

Opportunities for employment include construction supervisors, foremen, tradesmen, external works supervisors, store keepers, safety managers.
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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (CUOPM) – Ministers of Finance from the Eastern Caribbean will be in St. Kitts this weekend for a series of meetings.

Ministers of Finance will attend the 78th Meeting of the Monetary Council, which will be followed by a meeting between Ministers of Finance and officials of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday, 14 February.
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St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has reiterated that the 20-acre Agro-Tourism project, is critically important as part of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Government’s strategy for its economic diversification plan.

“When we started out on this project two years ago, it was really a vision that we believed could be made into reality as we wanted to partner with the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the continuing the transformation of our national economy,” said Dr. Douglas, following a visit to the construction site at Sir Gilles.
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Hours before the launching of the new website for the St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency (SKIPA) is launched, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has been highlighting the importance of this institution.

“We established SKIPA several years ago to ensure that investors across the globe understand that the education system in St. Kitts and Nevis produces individuals ready to function as employees, sub-contractors, or partners and that the port of Basseterre is capable of handling the world’s largest ships and that the airport is capable of handling large international aircraft,” said Prime Minister Douglas during Tuesday’s edition of Ask the Prime Minister.

Dr. Douglas told listeners to the programme that local and foreign investors must be assured that the federation’s transportation infrastructure permits the smooth movement of people and materials, and that the telecommunications infrastructure guarantees rapid communication with the rest of the world.

He said investors must also be assured that St. Kitts and Nevis has a solid reputation as a fiscally responsible, well managed state.

“SKIPA, then, is key to our ability to attract foreign investors, on the one hand, and our smoothing and expediting matters for local investors on the other,” he added as he invited listeners to learn more about the agency, in order to get a better idea of how the Government goes about securing investment capital to fuel the country’s continued movement forward.

206x242xRoslynHazelleHeadshotA.jpg.pagespeed.ic.-cht2fpEEQ[1](ZIZ)– The St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency (SKIPA) in promoting thecountry in an effort to bring investors and tourists to St. Kitts, on Wednesday 19th officially launched the golden book of St. Kitts and the SKIPA website.

CEO of SKIPA Ambassador Rosalyn Hazelle said “Our new website that will be revealed shortly has been designed to meet international best practices for IPAS. The Golden Book of St. Kitts is a collective effort between SKIPA and the media publishing international envy. It is a comprehensive investment guide that makes doing business in St. Kitts relatively easy.

In his capacity as featured speaker, Prime Minister the Rt. Honorable Dr. Denzil Douglas said that through SKIPA’s advancement, St. Kitts is able to compete confidently in the global investment market.

SKIPA also unveiled its new logo “Invest St. Kitts” and new tag line “Globally Competitive Investment Opportunities”.