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Adopted in 1983, the flag of St. Kitts and Nevis has a unique design on a green and red banner divided diagonally by a black band with two stars bordered by thin yellow bands on either side. The green chevron represents the islands’ fertile lands and the red chevron represents the struggle for freedom. The black band represents its African heritage, mostly slaves who were brought to the islands to support the sugar cane industry.
Day Trip to the Island Nation of St. Kitts & Nevis
Well in our case it was only St. Kitts on our itinerary this trip. Our ship docked at the cruise terminal in Basseterre, the island nation’s capital. As we walked off the cruise pier toward Basseterre, we were pleasantly surprised at the well designed marketplace that greeted us travelers. The market was obviously a tourist trap, but it was very well organized and designed with many nice shops and restaurants. Many tour guides were eager to greet us and we were honestly a bit overwhelmed at the number of tours and tour guides. We soon came across a local tour guide named Beulah Mills, who spoke with a British accent. Nina was immediately drawn in when Beulah told us she grew up in the UK in Leeds! We agreed to join her tour group of about 20 people for the half day tour. She was fabulous! See the ‘Travel Tips’ section below for details on hiring Beulah for your St. Kitts tour.
Below are some photos of the beautiful island of St. Kitts from our island tour.
Facts & Figures
— St. Kitts and Nevis became an island nation in 1983 when it gained independence from Great Britain, however she remains a Commonwealth realm
— The official name of St. Kitts is Saint Christopher Island; St. Kitts is separated from the island of Nevis by only 3 km
— Residents of St. Kitts are known as ‘Kittitians’
— Basseterre is the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis, and is one the oldest towns in the Caribbean
— Don’t confuse Basseterre, capital of St. Kitts and Nevis, with Basse-Terre, capital of the nearby French island territory of Guadeloupe
— The cruise terminal in Basseterre leads into a very nice market for tourists; we rate it as one of the better cruise ports that we’ve seen in the Caribbean
— Our tour guide was Beulah Mills from Welcome Tours who was fabulous!; we highly recommend her; contact details (firstname.lastname@example.org and www.tourstkittsandnevis.com)
— The unit of currency for St. Kitts and Nevis is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD/$)
Ephesians 4:29 – New Living Translation (NLT)
29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
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