St. Kitts and Nevis Profile
St. Kitts and Nevis in the
St. Kitts history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.
St. Kitts and Nevis in the CIA
Information about St. Kitts, the economy, geography,
population, communications, military and transnational
BBC St. Kitts and Nevis
Up to date resume about country leaders,
history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.
St. Kitts e-Government Page
The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis portal, with useful links.
St. Kitts and
Photos, history and links to the Islands.
Telecommunications Reports for
St. Kitts and Nevis
Market Reports - Anguilla to Bermuda
This report from Paul Budde provides an overview of the telecom
markets in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas,
Barbados and Bermuda. It includes information about fixed-line
and mobile operators, Internet providers, regulatory background
and state of liberalisation. See summary and table of
Caribbean Telecoms Market
Overview and Statistics
Almost all Caribbean countries offer a full range of telecom
services, despite being characterised by small markets in terms
of population. Liberalisation agreements have been reached in
most countries. The major mobile players are the incumbent Cable
& Wireless and Digicel which, in June 2005, agreed to acquire
all the Caribbean operations of Cingular Wireless. The
region’s mobile subscriber base is concentrated in the
hands of these two major players, with only a few smaller
companies edging their way into the newly liberalised markets.
This Paul Budde report provides an overview of the
Caribbean’s telecom sector accompanied by relevant
statistics and a brief profile of the major players. See report table of
Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce
in St. Kitts and Nevis
June 2007 Review
The St. Kitts-Nevis Administration’s policy to exempt
nationals and residents from the payment of customs duties on computers has
been paying dividends in ensuring a computer literate society.
The World Bank World Development Indicators database for St.Kitts and Nevis
is reporting positive trends and states that internet users jumped from 1,500
in 1998 to 10,000 in 2002.
St. Kitts and Nevis is classified as “an upper middle income and moderately
indebted country.” For comparison, St. Lucia is also classified as an upper
middle income and moderately indebted country. Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda
have incomplete information. On the other hand, both Guyana and Jamaica are
classified as lower middle income and severely indebted countries, according to
the United Nations official stats.
The World Bank data also show good progress in technological advancement in
St. Kitts and Nevis. In 2002, St. Kitts and Nevis with a population of 46,000,
had 606.4 units of fixed lines and mobile telephones per 1,000 people; 191.5
personal computers per 1,000 people and 10,000 internet users. In 1998, there
were only 1,500 internet users.
In comparison, Antigua and Barbuda, with a population of 69,000 had 977.6
units of fixed lines and mobile telephones per 1,000 people and 10,000 internet
users, while Barbados had 104.1 personal computers per 1,000 people and 30,000
internet users for its population of 269,000.
In regard to the environment, in absolute terms St. Kitts and Nevis has one
of the lowest levels of carbon dioxide emissions in the CARICOM region, indeed
in the world and in line with the islands of the Pacific region. Data for 2000
show levels of carbon dioxide emissions of 103 thousand metric tons for St. Kitts
and Nevis, 352 thousand metric tons for Antigua and Barbuda and 1,176 thousand
metric tons for Barbados, according to the United Nations data.
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