Country Names The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, shortname asSt. Kitts and Nevis. The original name, The Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis isstill in use. Geography Saint Kitts and Nevis is located in the north east of the Caribbean Leeward Islands. It is composed bythe island St. Kitts (Saint Christopher Island), Nevis and other islands Sambu Herrero.The Capital City Basseterre is located at the island of St. Kitts.The smaller island of Nevis is located 3 kilometers southeast of the holy place, the two separated by a known as the Narrows strait. The country has a tropical climate, the average temperature of 26 ℃.Due to milder winds, seasonal climate change is not obvious.From May to November is rainy season, the average annual rainfall in St. Kitts Island is1,400 mmandNevisIsland is1,220 mm. The total area of 267 square kilometers, 174 square kilometers of which St. Kitts, Nevis 93 square kilometers.The outline of the country likes a baseball bat witha baseball. St.Kitts and Nevis in the top ten smallest country in the world ranked tenth. Flag Greensymbolizes the earth and the variety of crops, red refers as nascent federal state after independence, yellow symbolizes the sun, black symbolizesmajority of population isblacks. Two white five-pointed star symbol of St. Kitts and Nevis. Population Local resident population is about51,100 (2012 population statistics), blacks accounted for 94%, while a small amount of the United Kingdom, Portugal and Lebanese descent. Official language is English. Residents mostly Anglicans, Protestants and Catholics there. A Brief History St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis original inhabitants of the Caribbean people (Caribs). 1493 Christopher Columbus aboard in his second voyage island of St. Christopher (St. Kitts), and his name (Spanish: San Cristóbal, English:. St Christopher) named the island. Also at the same time Columbus discovered sailing smaller Nevis, whose name is derived from the Spanish, the "snow" (Nieves), because Columbus thought the island seemed a snow-capped at the top of the mountain. Though Columbus discovered the two islands, but they only havethe first European settlers camebetween 1623-1624. The British first arrived, after the British occupation of the island of St. Christopher simplified its name to St. Kitts (Kitts is Christopher's brief), established the first British colony in the Caribbean. Then France had once occupied the island. In 1783,according to "Treaty of Versailles", the island formally vested on UK. Nevis became a British colony in 1628. September 19, 1983 St. Kitts and Nevis declared independence for the Commonwealth. Famous Scenery Attractions’ Name: Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, St.Kitts and Nevis is located in the Eastern Caribbean region.It is one of the world's cultural heritage by UNESCO. By British army engineers design, construction and maintenance byAfrican slaves, is Americas best preserved historical fortifications building. Due to the layout of the building structure and its strategic, the fort has been well preserved, become seventeen typical example of eighteenth-century castle. Brimstone Hill Fortress is situated at an altitude of 800 meters, both from a historical point of view, or from an aesthetic point of view, it is one of the most vivid interest throughout the Caribbean. Brimstone Hill Castle area of 38 acres, protected by walls and its magnificent fort Georgetown base is composed of seven feet thick, black lava rocks, but was better known as sulfur. Brimstone Hill is designed to be the focus of the daily landscape.These landscapes include hospitals, arsenal, artillery official residence, Fort Prince of Wales and Fort Georgetown Base. This not only witnessed the European colonial expansion to overseasbut also left traces the history of the emergence of a new social system, the slave trade in Caribbean. Constitution and Judicial Current constitution at independence was born September 19, 1983. St. Kitts and Nevis Constitution federalism grantedNevis maximum autonomy. Nevis is not only has its own legislature, also has its own government, ownPrime Minister and the Deputy Governor. TheDeputy Governor is the highest Government Officialinthe island. Exercised by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court judicial powers (courts in St. Lucia, but there is a permanent judge in Kitts and Nevis). Any Appeal case may appeal to thePrivy Council of the United Kingdom. Diplomatic Adheremutual respect ofsovereignty, fundamental rights and freedoms on the basis of expanding relations with other countries to resist "any powers of manipulation and intimidation againstsmall countries." It is a member of the Caribbean Community, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, the Commonwealth and a member of the UN and other organizations. Focus on the Caribbean regional integration, support for the Eastern Caribbean cooperation. October 8, 1983, to establish "diplomatic relations" with Taiwan, and China has been "no" diplomatic relations. It maintains close relationships with UK, USA, Canada, Venezuela, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, etc. Economic and Trade Relations In 2012, bilateral trade volume between St. Kitts and China was2.839 million US dollars, of which China's export was $ 2.705 million, and import was US $ 133,800. Total economy GDP (2012): $ 2,000,000,000 GDP per capita (2012): US $ 13,330 Inflation rate (2012): 1.4% Currency National currency is the East Caribbean dollar, issued by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, as the common currency of many Caribbean island. East Caribbean dollar pegged to the dollar since 1976, keep the exchange rate constant (2.68 dollar East Caribbean dollar).Central Bank headquarters situated in St. Kitts. Offshore Financial Centers Establishment of the International Business Companies (IBC) or a limited liability company (LLC) in St. Kitts and Nevis, is also known as a convenient and effective offshore asset protection tool. Transportation Railway: narrow track, a total length of 58 km, in St. Kitts, mainlytransport sugar cane. Highways: total length of 320 kilometers, 136 kilometers of asphalt road. Seaway Transport: The main port of Basseterre harbor, luxury cruise ships can berth and provide container business. There are inter-state commercial ferry passenger islands. Flights: Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw Airport isSt. Kitts island's international airport and Nevis also has an airport. Since there has no direct flight in Asia, we have to take flight toNorth America, the United Kingdom and other Europe countriesand transit toCaribbean. Tourism Island tour isfavored by travel enthusiasts. In the initial stage, Chinesetravellersare keen to go to Phuket, Jeju Island, Bali, Hawaii and other islands. In recent years, people began to go to Maldives, Mauritius, Saipan, etc,. Travel enthusiasts always want to discover new "continent", for traveling. Now, the Caribbean is becoming a popular tourist destination, which for most people is still an unattainable areas. Caribbean island beacheshavelong been a Hollywood star, high-end European and American people enjoy private space, the most popular tourist destinations. Caribbean to Indian tribal name meaning "brave", is the world's largest inland sea. There are many islands, a total of 37 countries. Now, St. Kitts Caribbean is becoming a rising star in 2015.She will be builtfor the top Caribbean tourist island, then, the luxury Park Hyatt St. Kitts Hotel Resort and top private yacht club will be officially opened.The world's leading fashion jewelry store will be stationed, Tom Fazio (Tom Fazio) designed super-class professional golf for the international league will be put to use.Aprivate plane airport will be completed , both of which will become the Caribbean's premier luxury St. Kitts island, provide the best resort for Hollywood celebrities and wealthy Europe. St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean to protect the most intact nature area, with many fine sandy beaches and breathtaking views, different soil types in different latitudes arising from making the country a tropical plant paradise, tropical climate maysay almost perfect. Great natural beauty, St. Kitts and Nevis was selected as "the world's ten best real estate purchase modern Holy Land." Currently, St. Kitts is rapidly developing its’ tourism, is the fastest growing in the Caribbean.In recent years, the number of island yacht issurging, more and more business and private aircraft are landing the island. These indicate the attractiveness of St. Kitts elite. Tourism in St. Kitts is the fastest growing economy, with 18% annual growth rate, which has become the most importantindustry and themainsource of foreign exchange earnings. Most tourists come from the United States, Europe and Canada. St. Kitts since 1978, the rapid development of local tourism, and plays a very important role in local economic development. Tourist arrivals since 2003, with 50% growth year on year growth in 2006 to reach 135,000 annually. In 2008, the boat ride to the island to be part of travel plans, the number of visitors exceeded 300,000. By the end of 2013, it is expected to St.Kitts and Nevis will host more than 350,000 visitors every year tourists. Due to the increasing number of direct flights and transit flights from world's major cities,traveling toSt. Kitts becomes more convenient.Thus it will greatly stimulate the growth of tourists. Data from the St. Christopher Air Traffic and Port Authority (SCASPA) indicate that between 2011 and 2012, the number of boats to the island increased by 70 per cent; 2010 to 2012, commercial aircraft taking off and landing at an average frequency of 400 timesper yearand increased fast; 2012 private jets and business aircraft flew a total of 1336 times in St. Kitts. Saint Kitts and Nevis Major Flights St. Kitts and Nevis tourism is a pillar industry of the country.Its traffic is quite developed, especially in aircraft flight. 1.Flying Time Flights to St. Kitts flight time were: London - 8 hours Miami - 3 hours Atlanta - 3.5 hours New York - 4 hours 2.Direct Flights
UK: British Airways (London Takeoff) - 2 flights per week US: American Airlines (Miami Takeoff) - 1 flightevery day American Airlines (New York Takeoff) - 2 flights per week Delta Air Lines (Atlanta Takeoff) --1 weekly US Airways (Charlotte Takeoff> - 1 flightevery week 3.Stopping at Antigua (turn Livada feeder airlines flying machine for 20 minutes, several flights per day) UK: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways (London Gatwick Airport) US: Continental Airlines (Newark takeoff), US Airways (Philadelphia takeoff) Canada: Air Canada (Toronto takeoff> 4.Stopping at St. Martin (turn Livada feeder airlines flying machine for 30 minutes, several flights per day) US: American Airlines (New York, Miami Takeoff) Continental Airlines (Newark takeoff), Delta Air Lines (Atlanta Takeoff) JetBlue Airways (Boston, New York Takeoff) Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale Takeoff) US Airways (Charlotte, Philadelphia takeoff) United Airlines (Chicago, Washington takeoff) Canada: Air Canada (seasonally, Toronto Departure) Atlantic (seasonal, Montreal, Toronto Departure) Europe: Air France and Carla Bass Airlines (Paris Departure) Ke Saier Airlines (seasonal, Paris Departure) KLM (Amsterdam Takeoff) 5.StoppingatSan Juan Puerto Rico (turn Garuda flight Americas feeder machine for 45 minutes several flights per day) US: American Airlines (Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Miami takeoff) Continental Airlines (Houston, Newark Takeoff) Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, New York Takeoff) JetBlue Airways (Boston, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando Takeoff) Northwest Airlines (Detroit, Memphis takeoff), Spirit Airlines (Orlando Takeoff) United Airlines (Chicago, Washington Bi takeoff) US Airways (Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia takeoff> Canada: Air Canada (seasonal, Montreal, Toronto departure) Sunwing Airlines (seasonal, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto departure) Europe: Iberia Airlines (Madrid takeoff) * Note: According to the March 2011 flight schedule People's lives Nevis is more known as one of the 20 most appropriate livingislands in the world. In 2011 the average life expectancy 74.8 years St., population growth rate of 0.81%, the birth rate 1.39%, 0.71% mortality rate, infant mortality rate 0.94%. Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship According to the Federal Citizenship by InvestmentProgram,applicants and their families enjoy full national treatment. Education and Work Featuresof Saint Kitts and Nevis schools is adoptingthe British education systemandwell-known medical education institutes. Implement 12-year compulsory education for 5-17 year-olds’ kids. There havepublic schoolsand private schoolsin St. Kitts and Nevis. Obtained citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis, their children may apply to study in UKwithout requirement of student visa.After graduation, the children may seek employment with no requirement of workingvisa in UK. In addition, the foreign identitymay help theirchildren attending China's top universities, such as Tsinghua University, Peking University, as long as you can pass through the Chinese test. Medical University of the Americas in the eastern Caribbean island of Nevis, a medical school, four-year by the Department of Medicine: the first two years (five semesters) in Nevis for studying, then two yearsin the United States orIreland hospitalsfor clinical teaching. After graduation degree obtained as MD. Most of the students come from North America, teachers from the United States, Canada, England, Mexico, Lebanon, China, Sweden, Germany, Russia, and India. Language of instruction is English. After graduation, studentscan apply for American Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and are eligible to apply for internsor in-house medics’ posts. Medical University of the Americashas beenendorsed by the United Nations World Health Organizationand approved by theSaint Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Education. Medical University of the Americasis also approvedby the New York State Education Department, permittingtheirstudents receive more than twelve-week clinical training and studying in New York. Medical St. Kitts and Nevis citizens have free access to primary health care services provided in the country, including 11 health centers in St. Kitts and 6 in Nevis,including maternal, child health, chronic disease management and general medical services. Also in each island has a central hospital and district hospitals to provide essential hospital services.Aged 62 yearsor aboveand aged under 18 yearscitizens may be waived for all medical expensesin receiving medical services. Tax System Tax haven facilitatesthe transfer of assets, there has no federal tax burden on citizens,evenyou areresidingin the territory of Saint Kitts and Nevis, nodirect taxation. As we all know, the American daily life will be surrounded by a variety of taxes, from the sales tax on shopping, housing real estate tax,personal income tax and inheritance tax. Under US law, US citizens and permanent resident,green card holders regardless of where they live, have to pay taxes for their worldwide income, which makes a lot of rich people have abandoned the United States and moved to this country. In contrast, Nevis regarded as a world-class offshore tax haven. The citizens,no capital gains tax, nor income tax andwealth tax. Also for new immigrants, there hasnot leviedpersonal income,tax revenue overseas, to facilitate the transfer and storage of assets of the applicant.The applicant is also convenient to open offshore companies and offshore accounts, multinational business achievements. State tax rates: A. There are no personal income tax and any offshore tax; B. Property no VAT but 5% of the total annual rental incomeof residential housing tax rates; C. Land tax (rate in US dollars) per acre: USD 1.48forall the arable land in St. Kitts All the wasteland of USD 0.37 in St. Kitts All land in Nevis of USD 0.37 D. corporate income tax: Corporate income tax rate of 35% of net profit, based on the behavior of financial incentives, many companies are eligible to qualify for exemption enjoy up to 15 years of tax incentives; E. All of the individuals or companies send money abroad, either to person or company must deduct 10% withholding tax on profits; F. Capital Gains Tax: Within one year of the transaction, sell local assets in profits or earnings, 20% tax will be levied; G. VAT: standard rate is 17%; special rate extends to the hotel restaurant and tour operators is 10%; H. New business tariff exempt materials and equipment; Immigration As a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis, the applicants and their family members will be issued with a passport, you can enjoy more than 154 countries over visa-free treatment, including Britain, Canada and the European Union all other countries. St. Kitts and Nevis citizens may also opt for living in the countryof the Caribbean Community members and has no time limit. Birth policy St. Kitts and Nevis citizens, not like China,any offspring born in a country, will automatically become citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis countries.Citizens enjoy the same treatment.SinceSt. Kitts allows Dual citizenship, ifthe originalcountryalso haspolicy allowed dual citizenship, dual citizenship will automatically be granted andenjoy the rights of citizens of bothcountries.