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St Kitts and Nevis: Safety of residents, tourists among top priorities of Gov’t

Basseterre: St Kitts and Nevis, officially the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, has become one of the seventeen safest Caribbean islands among travellers all over the world to dwell in 2022. The country is adopting new technologies in terms of security for their residents and tourists. Installation of CCTV cameras all over the twin-island nation is going on to monitor and control illicit and criminal activities. 

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Basseterre: St Kitts and Nevis, officially the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, has become one of the seventeen safest Caribbean islands among travellers all over the world to dwell in 2022. The country is adopting new technologies in terms of security for their residents and tourists. Installation of CCTV cameras all over the twin-island nation is going on to monitor and control illicit and criminal activities. 

According to Travellers Worldwide, the twin-island nation, St Kitts and Nevis, is ranked as the twelfth safest Caribbean island. A renowned California based website run by two travel enthusiasts named Tom and Tori provides reviews of countries, flights, and other travelling-related things.

A twin-island nation situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, with a combined area of 104 square miles, is known for its stunning natural beauty. Many tourists are attracted by its eye-catching white sand beaches and crystal-clear Caribbean water. It is also famous among cruise ship travellers, with the nation reaching over 1 million passengers mark in 2018. 

Crime in St Kitts and Nevis decreased to a great extent in recent years and it has been declared a minimally threatening country by the US Department of State. The island of St Kitts is known to be party-friendly, whereas Nevis island is all about nature and peace. One may expect fascinating activities such as bobbing yachts, swaying palm trees, and jaw-dropping sunset sights. Tourists may explore the island’s rich history or kick back at one of the many incredible resorts.

Earlier, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris also declared that the people of St Kitts, and Nevis are living in a safe environment after the homicide cases witnessed a reduction. He crowned the success to the government’s substantial investment in the security infrastructure, which includes building new and renovating police stations, strengthening of defence force and coast guard facilities.

Furthermore, he added that the government of St Kitts and Nevis had been massively investing in the installation of CCTV cameras, which will bolster the monitoring system in the Federation.

He also promised the residents of the country to provide a new and safe environment. Prime Minister outlined, “We have been bold, united and courageous in tackling crime – creating the stronger, safer future we all deserve.”

The twin-island government has been installing street lights and CCTV cameras and establishing police stations in various regions to safeguard the residents. It is worth noting that major advancement in St Kitts and Nevis is being done through the funds generated via the citizenship by investment (CBI) programme, under the Sustainable Growth Fund.

A large proportion of socio-economic activities taking place in St Kitts and Nevis have been managed via the CBI Programme. To support the development island-wide, the government established the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) in the year 2018. The investments that arrive through SGF are utilized to build infrastructure in the country.

The SGF, which is popularly known as the “Fund Option”, also helps in providing income support to people and more. This option allows the investors to make a contribution to the social prosperity as well as the economy of the twin-island Federation.

The country gained praise at the world level for its multi-layered due diligence checks on all applicants seeking alternative citizenship. Any applicant or their dependent over sixteen years of age undergoes vigorous government and independent third party background checks, which ensures that people of a higher standard of character are granted citizenship. This shows the country’s commitment to national and international security.

To apply for the alternative citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis, the applicant has to donate to the “Sustainable Growth Fund.” The applicant has to invest a minimum of USD 150,000 to become a part of the CBI programme under SGF.

An applicant can also add his family members in the same application, including the spouse, children (under the age of 30) and parents as well as grandparents (over the age of 55).

The dual citizenship of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis can be attained if the investor qualifies some of the eligibility criteria, which are: 

  • The character of the applicant must be reputed.
  • The investor should not have any criminal record.
  • The personal net worth of the applicant must be high.
  • The minimum age of the investor should be more than 18 years.

St Kitts and Nevis is the pioneer of citizenship by investment programme industry. Launched in 1984, it has been regarded as the “Platinum Standard of CBI” and also bagged the top rank in CBI Index by the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management (PWM) magazine. It has been regarded as the world’s fastest, safest, most secure and transparent Programme.

 

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