St Kitts and Nevis have been listed among the seventeen safest Caribbean island countries by Travellers Worldwide to visit in 2022, bagging 12th position. Known as “Paradise of the Caribbean”, the twin-island Federation is on the path to becoming more secure as well as safer for tourists. The country is adopting modern security technologies, including the installation of CCTV cameras across St Kitts and Nevis.
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The smallest country in the Western Hemisphere is famous for its’ mesmerizing and astonishing beauty and is a “must” visit place for travellers, especially who love mountains and sandy beaches. St Kitts and Nevis is also quite popular among cruise ship visitors. In 2018, more than 1 million passengers arrived in the twin-island Federation via cruise ships.
Besides developing, the country’s crime rate has decreased at a significant pace over the past years. The US Department of State declared St Kitts and Nevis as a minimally threatened nation. Several activities can be done in the twin-island Federation, such as – bobbing yachts, swaying palm trees, and jaw-dropping sunset sights, and they can spend their time in lavishing 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.