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Caricom Member States5 -

St Kitts n Nevis and St Lucia

ST KITTS AND NEVIS

Caricom member states5 - Motto of St Kitts and Nevis is Country Above Self and their National Flower is the Poinciana.

St. Kitts and Nevis is a part of the Leeward Islands group lying about 427.5 km (225 miles) south-east of Puerto Rico and to the north of the Windward group of islands.


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Originally settled by Caribs, and by the British in 1623 who fought with the French for possession. The island was finally ceded to Britain in 1783 and gained independence in 1983.

Both Islands have pleasant scenery, good beaches and historic buildings, which have favoured the development of tourism as the economy's most promising growth area.  A deep water harbour, cruise ship and container facilities are significant features in this sectorls growth

  • Airport:  Robert Llewlyn Bradshaw International (St Kitts
  • Vance Amory International (Nevis)
  • Capital: Basseterre
  • Area 269 sq km (104 mls)
  • Population approx 52,000 (2009)
  • Currency EC$
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St Kitts and Nevis' National Holidays

New Year's Day (01 January); Carnival Day (02 January); Good Friday; Easter Monday; Labour Day (05 May); August Monday (first Monday in August); Independence Day (19 September); Christmas Day (25 December); Boxing Day (26 December).


National Dish:  Goat Water (Stew)

Govt. Website www.gov.kn 

Source: www.caricom.org

ST LUCIA

St Lucia’s motto is The Land, The People, The Light  - the National Flower is the Rose.


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St Lucia is one of the Windward Islands between Martinique (39.9 kl 21 Miles to the left and St Vincent (49.4 km 26 mls to the south) and is 209 km (110 mls) northwest of Barbados.  

Amerindians were the first inhabitants. French colonisation began in 1650 and the struggle for possession between the French and English ended in 1803 with the island becoming an English colony. The Island gained independence in 1979.

  • The Airport is Hewanorra International; George F. L. Charles
  • Castries is the capital;
  • Area is 616 sq km (238 sq miles) 
  • Population is approx 154,000.  
  • The currency is EC Dollar (EC$)


St Lucia’s National Holidays

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New Year's Day (01 January); New Year's holiday (02 January); Carnival Day (10-11 February); Independence Day (22 February); Good Friday; Easter Monday; Labour Day (01 May); Whit Monday; Corpus Christi (29 May); Emancipation Day (04 August); Thanksgiving (06 October); National Day (13 December); Christmas Day (25 December); Boxing Day (26 December).


National dish: Green fig and salfish. 

Govt. Website:  http://www.stlucia.gov.lc

Source: www.caricom.org

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