People in Charlestown, St. Kitts and Nevis. Editorial credit: EQRoy /

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis has a history of competitive and credible elections, and civil liberties are generally upheld. There are some concerns about government corruption and transparency. Authorities in recent years have seen some success in addressing a high rate of violent crime. LGBT+ people face discrimination and are politically marginalized.

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Freedom in the World — St. Kitts and Nevis Country Report

St. Kitts and Nevis is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.