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About St. Kitts and Nevis

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, located in the Leeward Islands, is a federal two-island state in the West Indies. It is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, in both area and population.
The capital city and headquarters of government for the federated state is Basseterre on the larger island of Saint Kitts. The smaller island of Nevis lies about 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Saint Kitts, across a shallow channel called “The Narrows”.

Saint Kitts and Nevis were among the first islands in the Caribbean to be settled by Europeans. Saint Kitts was home to the first English and French colonies in the Caribbean, and thus has also been titled “The Mother Colony of the West Indies”.

Contact Information:

Ms. Jeanelle Kelly
Agricultural Officer (Quarantine Officer)
Department of Agriculture,
PO Box 39, La Guerite,
St Kitts.
Tel: 868 465 2335
Fax: 868 465 2928


Mr. Eric Evelyn
Officer in Charge of Quarantine
Department of Agriculture
St John\’s Parish,
Tel: 868 469 5521 ext 2086 /2155 or 868 663 8941
Fax: 869 469 0839
Email: or or

IAS Work in St. Kitts and Nevis


Green monkeys in St. Kitts and Nevis

In St. Kitts and Nevis, the green monkey or African vervet monkey are not native to…


Development of a sustainable management plan for Green Monkeys

The United Nations Environment Programme working with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis aims to…


St. Kitts and Nevis Task Force – Controlling the African vervet monkey

The St. Kitts and Nevis Task Force was created in order to control the African vervet…


Green Monkey caught red-handed raiding a dove’s nest

Research on the impact of Green Monkeys in St. Kitts and Nevis forms part of the…


Validating capture techniques for green monkeys in St. Kitts and Nevis

Monkeys are trapped in St. Kitts and Nevis using a longstanding trapping tradition. Trappers use a…


Critical Situation Analysis (CSA) of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Status and Management Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, 2019

This Critical Situation Analysis (CSA) provides a comprehensive review of the occurrence, management history, and current…