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What's New on St. Kitts & Nevis?


Life has certainly not stood still: a year of almost complete closure does not mean we have been treading water. We have rather embraced the changes and forged ahead, once more providing a template for other countries in the region.


Inclusion of private homes into the Citizenship program


The Citizenship By Investment programme has expanded to include privately owned properties, with exquisitely reimagined plantation houses, lavish villas high on the slopes of Nevis, and seaside homes with unbeatable views now being part of the scheme. Until November 1st 2022, private homes over the value of US$400,000 are now included in the CBI programme. With more families looking to relocate, this means the properties with larger acreage, historical links and characteristic West Indian charm are all available to consider. Whether you want carefully cultivated gardens, a tropical hideaway buried in palms and banana trees, or a chic modern villa with sweeping verandahs, these now come with citizenship of the twin-island nation.


Extension of the Alien Land Holder waiver


And the extension of the Alien Land Holder License (ALHL) waiver means these properties are even more appealing. Set at 10% of the purchase price, this is now waived until June 30, 2021 amounting to a significant saving. 


Vaccinations have begun


But perhaps most importantly, a move to St Kitts and Nevis is a move to a safe haven. Dr Cameron Wilkinson, the Medical Chief of Staff at the JNF General Hospital, has praised the progress of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign. He has congratulated the “near 10,000 persons who stepped forward and did the right thing and got their first shot” that has resulted in nearly “30% of the target population” receiving their first dose of the vaccine. Additionally, there are ongoing discussions between the government and private sectors on how to increase the rate of vaccination among the local population. 


Full reopening of SKN in October 2021


By the time the islands fully re-open in October, the vaccine campaign will help ensure the safety of both islanders and visitors. There has also been government-organised training provided for anyone who works in tourism – from the taxi driver who greets you at the airport to the hotel worker who cleans your room each day, and even the pool cleaners and gardeners who may attend your private villa rental


MSR Media to start filming second movie in SKN


Lured by the low Covid-19 rates and enchanted by the little island, MSR Media has started making films on Nevis. The first of five is now being edited and prepared for release, and filming is underway for the second. It is an exciting time to be a part of island life, watching local residents grasp opportunities that perhaps only come our way once in a lifetime. 

Nevis is, more than it ever has been, a sanctuary, and a land of possibility and promise. We look forwards to welcoming you back in the autumn and introducing you to your perfect property or project.