Saint Kitts and Nevis 2005

North America

Yearbook 2005

Saint Christopher and Nevis. In March, the government decided to close the 300-year-old, state-owned sugar industry after the year’s harvest was salvaged. The sugar industry that had been so important for many years had suffered a great loss. According to countryaah, Basseterre is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of St. Kitts and Nevis. Many people became unemployed through the decision. In connection with the closure, the EU made a major contribution to Saint Christopher and Nevis for the further education of the unemployed.

In the spring, CARICOM countries, which include Saint Christopher and Nevis, installed the new Caribbean Court of Justice, which will settle disputes between Member States of the Caribbean Cooperation Organization and possibly replace the British Privy Council as the highest court in the country.