St. Kitts and Nevis today Saturday 19 September, celebrates 37 years of independence from the United Kingdom.
The country, as the Federation of St Christopher and Nevis, had internal self-government from 1976, and achieved independence on 19 September 1983, choosing to remain a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
The theme for this year’s celebrations is Resilience, Innovation and Security for Independence 2020.
Due to COVID-19, many of the usual flagship events have been cancelled while other significant activities have been scaled back. However, there will be a series of events that will take place virtually to commemorate the celebrations that will run into October.
Happy Independence to all Kittians & Nevisians worldwide!