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  • Welcome to the presentation. My name is Mr. Lushenko The country I chose to report on is “St. Kitts and Nevis” Unusual name.
  • The country of St. Kitts and Nevis is made up of two small islands south and east of Florida.
  • Near Puerto Rico
  • St. Kitts is the larger island that looks like a bat. Nevis is the smaller island that looks like a ball.
  • The country is not divided into states like the United States. St. Kitts and Nevis is divided into “parishes” like Louisana.
  • St Kitts

    1. 1. two islands, one nation May 12, 2010 Welcome to
    2. 2. May 12, 2010 St. Kitts and Nevis is a small Caribbean island nation Location
    3. 3. Location May 12, 2010 St. Kitts and Nevis is a small Caribbean island nation near Puerto Rico
    4. 4. May 12, 2010 Bat and Ball
    5. 5. May 12, 2010 Parishes 14 parishes, like our states
    6. 6. May 12, 2010 Major Cities
    7. 7. Capital--Basseterre May 12, 2010 St. George's Anglican Church The Circus
    8. 8. The Clock Tower in Basseterre Circus May 12, 2010
    9. 9. It’s really just a parking lot May 12, 2010
    10. 10. Somehow it looks different when you’re there May 12, 2010
    11. 11. National Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis <ul><li>Green for fertile land </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow for year-round sunshine </li></ul><ul><li>Black for African heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Red for struggle from slavery through colonialism to independence </li></ul><ul><li>Two stars for two islands </li></ul>May 12, 2010
    12. 12. Politics <ul><li>St. Kitts and Nevis has a parliamentary democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Became an independent nation in 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>The US does not have an embassy in Saint Kitts and Nevis; the US Ambassador in Barbados is accredited to the nation </li></ul>May 12, 2010 Dr. Denzil Douglas Prime Minister
    13. 13. A Few Interesting Facts <ul><li>Christopher Columbus arrived in 1493 </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus named the larger island St. Christopher, in honor of the patron saint of travelers </li></ul><ul><li>Sailors later shortened the name to St. Kitts </li></ul><ul><li>Nevis derives its name from the Spanish word “Nieves” meaning “snows” </li></ul><ul><li>Charlestown, on Nevis, was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton —the man on the $10 </li></ul>May 12, 2010
    14. 14. Population Mostly Under 35 May 12, 2010
    15. 15. Just the facts… <ul><li>Smallest nation in the Western Hemisphere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>St Kitts, 68 sq miles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nevis, 36 sq miles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sacramento County, 111 sq miles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Population: 40,700 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sacramento population, 418,794 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Official Time: Atlantic Standard Time, four hours ahead of PST. </li></ul><ul><li>Language: English </li></ul><ul><li>People: African (90%) </li></ul>May 12, 2010
    16. 16. Just the facts <ul><li>Electricity: 230V, 60 Hz </li></ul><ul><li>Weather : warm year-round, rarely getting below 72°F at night, rarely above 86°F by day </li></ul>May 12, 2010
    17. 17. Public Holidays <ul><li>New Year’s Day (1 January) </li></ul><ul><li>Carnival Day/Las’ Lap (2 January) </li></ul><ul><li>Good Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Easter Monday </li></ul><ul><li>May Day (first Monday in May) </li></ul><ul><li>Whit Monday (end of May) </li></ul><ul><li>the Queen’s birthday (June) </li></ul><ul><li>August Monday/Emancipation Day (beginning of the month) </li></ul><ul><li>National Heroes Day (16 September) </li></ul><ul><li>Independence Day (19 September) </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Day (25 December) </li></ul><ul><li>Boxing Day (26 December) </li></ul>May 12, 2010
    18. 18. Carnival <ul><li>biggest event of the year </li></ul><ul><li>week-long, held from December 24 to January 2 </li></ul>May 12, 2010
    19. 19. The St. Kitts Triathlon <ul><ul><li>the second Sunday in May </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grandstand at Timothy Beach Hotel </li></ul></ul>May 12, 2010                                         
    20. 20. Getting There <ul><li>American Airlines flies daily from Miami, New York and Boston via San Juan in Puerto Rico </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave Miami at 8:25am, arrive St. Kitts 2:00pm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$600.00 per person </li></ul></ul><ul><li>US Airways also flies from Philadelphia to St. Kitts </li></ul>May 12, 2010
    21. 21. Getting Around <ul><li>Rent a car </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign visitors must purchase a visitor's driver's license </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>around US$20 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>valid for one year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to the the fire station in Basseterre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Nevis, go to a police station </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>drive on the left </li></ul></ul>May 12, 2010
    22. 22. Getting Around <ul><li>Buses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>no schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>serve most of St Kitts except Frigate Bay and the southeastern peninsula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On Nevis, there's no circle-island bus route </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taxis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rates from the Airport: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To Basseterre--$7US </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To Frigate Bay--$11US </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To Sandy Point--$15US </li></ul></ul></ul>May 12, 2010
    23. 23. Getting Around Between Islands <ul><li>Passenger Ferry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Run daily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ferry docks are in central Basseterre and Charlestown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>takes about 45 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About US$20 </li></ul></ul>May 12, 2010
    24. 24. Caribe Queen Ferry Schedule 45 minutes $8 US Round Trip May 12, 2010 Leave Nevis Leave St. Kitts Monday 7am, noon, 3pm 8am, 1pm, 4pm Tuesday 7:30am, 6pm 1pm Wednesday 8am, 1pm, 6pm 7am, noon, 4pm Thursday No Service No Service Friday 7:30am, noon, 3pm 8:30am, 1pm, 4pm Saturday 7:30am, noon, 3pm 8:30am, 1pm, 4pm Sunday No Service No Service
    25. 25. Fly Between Islands <ul><li>Nevis Express </li></ul><ul><ul><li>prop-plane shuttle operates about 10 times a day </li></ul></ul>May 12, 2010 <ul><ul><li>Basseterre to Newcastle </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Banking <ul><li>Banking: Banks are open from 8 am until 3 pm daily. Friday 8 am until 5 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am until 11 am. Thursdays the banks close at noon. </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: The Eastern Caribbean Dollar. </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange: $1US = $2.70EC </li></ul>May 12, 2010
    27. 27. Banks <ul><li>Bank of Nova Scotia </li></ul><ul><li>Barclays Bank PLC </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Bank of Canada </li></ul><ul><li>St. Kitts Nevis-Anguilla National Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Development Bank of St. Kitts & Nevis </li></ul>May 12, 2010
    28. 28. Things to do in St. Kitts and Nevis May 12, 2010
    29. 29. Hiking May 12, 2010 Discover the mysterious world of the mountain rain forest , a place of rare beauty and tranquility, on a half day of adventure and intrigue. 4 hours, $40US g-safari@caribsurf.com
    30. 30. Shopping May 12, 2010 Shops open: 8:00 am until noon 1 pm to 4 pm Monday through Saturday. Thursdays shops do not reopen in the afternoon.
    31. 31. Mountain Biking May 12, 2010 [email_address] -Blue Mountain Safari ($15US)
    32. 32. Scuba May 12, 2010 Scuba Safaris offers daily guided 2 tank boat dives to wrecks, reefs, caverns and canyons.  Resort courses (first time scuba diver) and snorkel excursions are also done daily. Scuba Safaris' Dive Shack Is Located On Oualie Beach on Nevis scubanev@caribsufr.com
    33. 33. Diving <ul><li>Turtle Reef </li></ul><ul><li>Coconut Reef in Basseterre Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Pump Bay by Sandy Point </li></ul><ul><li>Several wrecks are shallow enough for snorkeling. </li></ul>May 12, 2010 Kenneth's Dive Centre Basseterre (869) 465-2670 Pro-Divers Fortlands, St. Kitts (869) 466-DIVE www.prodiversstkitts.com
    34. 34. <ul><li>Trinity Stables on St. Kitt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>beach tours US$25/hr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rainforest tour US$40/hr </li></ul></ul>Horseback Riding May 12, 2010
    35. 35. Windsurfing May 12, 2010 www.windsurfingnevis.com
    36. 36. Where to stay May 12, 2010                       
    37. 37. Where to Stay <ul><li>Trinity Inn Apartments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Basseterre $60US/night </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Telephone: (869)465-3226 </li></ul>May 12, 2010 Gateway Inn at Frigate Bay $30US/night Tel. 1-869-465-7155
    38. 38. From mountain jungles… May 12, 2010
    39. 39. May 12, 2010 to crystal seas…
    40. 40. May 12, 2010 two islands, one nation Thank you for watching my slide show!

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