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

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis is one of the world’s smallest parliamentary democracies. The country has a history of competitive and credible elections, and civil liberties are generally upheld. There are some concerns about government corruption and transparency, particularly regarding the Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). Authorities in recent years have struggled to address a rising crime rate.

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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.