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The right to establish and maintain a Register of Ships is a fundamental right of all nation states. In establishing such a Register the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) declares that "… every state shall fix the conditions for the grant of its nationality to ships, for the registration of ships and for the right to fly its flag.
By Shawna Lake
The Foundations Act, 2003, (No. 8 of 2003) was passed in September of 2003. This piece of legislation provides for the establishment of Foundations in St. Kitts
By Shawna Lake
St. Kitts is a 68 square mile tropical island located in the Eastern Caribbean. It is part of the twin island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. It is located in the center of the chain of Caribbean islands, which places it almost in the middle of the body of water separating North and South America.
St. Christopher ("St. Kitts") forms a part of the twin-island Federation known as "St. Kitts & Nevis". The Federation has a history of political and economic stability. The economy is well diversified and since the 1980’s the Federation has experienced excellent growth rates averaging 5% and reaching 7% in 1997.