Timeline St. Kitts and Nevis

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Part of the Leeward Islands, a group of islands in the North Lesser Antilles of the West Indies extending from Puerto Rico SE to Martinique. The former British colony in the E West Indies consisted of Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat, and the British Virgin Islands.
    (WUD, 1994, p.817)

1958-1962    The West Indies Federation was comprised of British territorial islands in the West Indies that included Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, along with the Windward and Leeward Island colonies.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1623)

1967        In Anguilla locals burned down Government House and declared their independence from St. Kitts & Nevis. Britain sent 300 troops followed by police to quell the rebellion.
    (Econ, 5/26/07, p.38)

1967-1981    The West Indies Associated States comprised the group of territorial islands in the West Indies in association with the United Kingdom. The original members included Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and adjacent islands. All the member islands became independent except Anguilla.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1623)

1983        Sep 19, St. Kitts and Nevis became a single nation, but Nevis retained the right to secede. St Kitts and Nevis declared independence from UK.
    (SFC,10/15/97, p.C4)(www.worldstatesmen.org/Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis.html)

1984        The island of St. Kitts established a Citizenship-by-Investment Program.

1997        Jun 18, It was reported that Japan was paying 5 Caribbean nations extensive aid and investment in order to gain support to block protections for endangered species. Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica were all reported to have been bribed.
    (SFC, 6/18/97, p.A8)

1998        Sep 15-Oct 1, Hurricane Georges caused 602 deaths in the Caribbean and four in the United States. The storm hit the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla and British and U.S. Virgin Islands before striking Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida.
    (AP, 9/11/04)(www.wunderground.com)

2005        Jul, St. Kitts closed its state-owned sugar company after annual losses had reached 3% of GDP.
    (Econ, 9/24/05, p.45)
2005        Sep 6, Nine countries: Antigua, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Dominica, Suriname, St. Kitts, St. Vincent and the Dominican Republic, signed oil deals with Venezuela in Jamaica. Cuba and Jamaica had previously signed. Chavez urged Caribbean governments to consider Cuba-style socialism as an alternative to capitalism.
    (AP, 9/11/05)

2006        Jun 16, The Intíl. Whaling Commission met in St. Kitts.
    (Econ, 6/17/06, p.15)

2007        Mar 14, Cricketís World Cup began with the 1st match between Australia and Sctland on St. Kitts in the Caribbean. The ICC Cricket World Cup was hosted by the West Indies from March 13 to April 28, 2007.

2008        Dec 19, Sri Lankan fighter jets and attack helicopters bombed rebel bunkers and a flotilla of boats in the northern war zone Friday as government troops breached another section of the Tamil Tigers defense fortifications.
    (AP, 12/19/08)

2008        The population of St Kitts stood at about 40,000.
    (Econ, 2/2/08, p.46)

2010        Jan 26, The ruling party of St. Kitts and Nevis seized a fourth consecutive term in early elections. PM Denzil Douglas' Labor Party claimed six of eight parliamentary seats allotted to St. Kitts.
    (AP, 1/26/10)

2013        Jun 5, It was reported that a Dubai real estate company has started construction on a new Hyatt resort on St. Kitts. Investors putting up $400,000 in the project would be eligible for island citizenship.
    (SFC, 6/5/13, p.A2)

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