Saint Kitts and Nevis is a small Caribbean island nation consisting of two islands located in the Leeward Islands with a population of around 54,000 people. The economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis is largely dependent on tourism, agriculture and manufacturing, with its GDP per capita estimated at US$14,400 in 2017. In terms of foreign relations, Saint Kitts and Nevis has strong ties to other countries in the region as well as other countries around the world. It is also a member of the United Nations, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Caribbean Community (CARICOM). In terms of politics, Saint Kitts and Nevis has a parliamentary democracy which includes two major parties: Saint Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) and People’s Action Movement (PAM). The Parliament consists of 11 members who are elected by popular vote every five years. In 2017, SKNLP won majority in parliamentary elections under Prime Minister Timothy. See militarynous for Saint Kitts and Nevis military and defense.
Saint Christopher and Nevis. According to Countryaah.com, the fierce atmosphere between the government, led by Prime Minister Timothy Harris, and the opposition leader, former Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, continued during the year. Douglas was ejected from Parliament’s first meeting in January after acting in a manner that President Michael Perkins described as disrespectful and outrageous. Just a few days earlier, an application for a declaration of confidence was rejected against the President, Douglas. Douglas was forced to leave the chamber after repeatedly interrupting Perkins and screaming loudly at him. See ABBREVIATIONFINDER for frequently used acronyms and abbreviations related to as well as country profile of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Later in the year, the government demanded that Denzil Douglas lose his seat in parliament because he was alleged to hold a diplomatic passport issued by another country, namely Dominica. Douglas, for his part, had accused Prime Minister Harris of the same. Both gentlemen denied that they would have foreign passports.