General Information about the Country

St. Kitts is part of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and is a 68 square mile island situated in the Caribbean. It is one hour away from San Juan, four hours from New York and eight hours from London, England.

St. Kitts has a population of 33'320 persons and the official language is English. The currency used in St. Kitts is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) which has been fixed ast XCD 2.7 per USD since 1976. The government in St. Kitts is a parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth of Nations. The Pelican Trust Company Ltd. is based in Basseterre, the capital of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

St Kitts' newly expanded Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw Airport, on the outskirts of Basseterre, is modern and spacious. The main airline from the United States is American Airlines, but most people travel to the area via Continental Express, LIAT, Carib Aviation, or WinAir. American Airlines flies from the USA to St Kitts daily via San Juan, Puerto Rico. Overseas carriers include British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, and KLM. St. Kitts and Nevis has a higly developed tourism industry and several well known hotels operate on the islands.